As I guide and teach many anglers in tactical nymphing, many of my them ask questions about how I choose and prepare my gear. The following post will seek to answer the many questions I get. This will be an ongoing series.
Q.) How do you attach your leader to the fly line?
Leader - Line Splice
Q.) What knots are you using to make tippet repairs?
"Orvis" or Figure 8 Follow Through Knot.
Q.) How do you attach the fly?
Davy Knot for non-jig flies
Non-Slip Loop Knot for attaching Jig Patterns.
If you tie it right, will not fail. For those that see an overhand knot as a weak point, bear in mind that the overhand knot is no longer an overhand knot after you complete all the steps in its construction.