How to tie the Orvis Knot. The Orvis Knot is another “contest knot” (see also World’s Fair Knot and Fish N Fool Knot) in which the winning terminal tackle knot was bestowed with the company name of the famous fly fishing retailer Orvis. It is a strong and easy to tie knot worthy of the prestigious Orvis name.
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Orvis Knot Tying Instructions
- Feed line through hook eye from below and wrap behind standing line. Cross over standing line and bring end through first loop formed, creating a figure eight.
- Feed tag end through top of loop on right from behind and repeat for a send pass through the loop.
- The line should look like this before tightening.
- Moisten line a pull tag end to close knot. Alternately pull on hook and standing line and the tag end to tighten the knot down on the hook eye. Trim tag end.