Invented by Florida Keys guide, Jimmy Albright, we use the Albright knot nearly every day here at the fly shop. This is a very useful knot that anglers should have in their tool kit.
We use the Albright knot to make the connection between the backing and fly line on setups 5-weight and under. You can use this knot anytime you need to make a connection between two lines that have very different diameters. This includes building wire leaders for pike, adding a shock tippet for big game species, and many more applications.
Why don’t we use the Albright knot to make the backing-to-fly line connection on setups above a 5-weight? On those larger setups, we tend to change fly lines more often. For this reason, we tie a bimini twist in the backing, which allows us to make a loop-to-loop connection for quick fly line changes.
Take a look at our new video, as Davis demonstrates the Albright knot. If you haven’t already, please take a moment to subscribe to the Anglers All YouTube Channel!
The Albright knot is a relatively easy one to master, but it’s a great one to have in your arsenal. If you have questions or need help getting started please visit us at the fly shop.
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