Orvis News: Secrets of a Knot Junkie

More than two decades later, I can still see it clearly. I am willing to bet the fish was close to 40 inches, the fish of a lifetime. I set the hook and can still feel the horror as one of my blood knots parted effortlessly. Being a poor college kid, I had tied my own leaders out of heavy mono. I thought I had tied good blood knots . . . but I had not checked them.

DREW PRICE: SECRETS OF A KNOT JUNKIE