Our Recent Blogs



5-7-Blood-Knot0031

The Blood Knot – The Fast and Easy Way

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Dave Blackburn

From the Fly Fishing Blog – Gink and Gasoline

Do blood knots eat up 5, 10 minutes on the river? Have you ever wondered if there is a fast and easy way to tie a blood knot. This video might change your life! So fast, so easy, incredibly helpful!



About dave

Dave Blackburn started tying flies and fly fishing at the age of 10 and has been fishing and guiding the Kootenai River in Montana for more than 25 years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis on water quality and aquatic ecology. He traveled westward and ended up in Montana on the banks of the Kootenai in 1981 where he now resides with his wife, Tammy. He is on the board of directors of the Kootenai Valley Trout Club. He has been a past director of the the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana and the Montana Council of Trout Unlimited. Dave chaired the Upper Kootenai River Preservation Society, which was instrumental in defeating the Jennings Rapids Dam project. Dave is a FFF-certified casting instructor and a contract tyer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He teaches fly tying and fly fishing at Flathead Community College. His photos and articles have appeared in Flyfisherman, Fly Rod and Reel, and The Flyfisher magazines.