Quick Knots with Forceps – Surgeon’s Knot

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Before becoming a fly angler, spin fishers only needed to know how to tie a Palomar knot. It worked great whether tying on a hook, swivel or crankbait. Fly fishing … a different story. Just looking beyond the end of the fly line, the fly angler has to figure out how to attach the leader to the fly line, add tippet to the leader and finally tie on a fly sporting a hook eye far too small for the comfortably familiar Palomar knot – all complicated by stubby fingers and aging eyes. Don’t panic! Forceps provide the needed edge for speed! Every fly change subtracts from the length of the leader, quickly turning a nine-foot leader into a stiff stub. To extend its life, splice on tippet to replace the length used up over multiple fly changes. The best and easiest knot to use is the Surgeons Knot. Using fingers, this can be awkwardly time-consuming. Grab forceps and create the connection in a few seconds!

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Recognize The Contribution Of The Military Spouse and the Military Family

Support the legacy of one of the most admired women in military life by renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore. 

The Military Base Commission is considering renaming Fort Benning (Georgia) to Fort Moore in recognition of LTG Hal and spouse Julie Moore.

Julie Moore established the unique tradition – carried on to this day – of care teams visiting and supporting the spouses of those lost in combat. Between Hal Moore’s distinguished service in battle and Julie Moore’s leadership on behalf of military families, this command team represents the bond that enables an effective fighting force.

This is a valuable opportunity to recognize the contribution and sacrifice of the military spouse and military family in service to the nation. You know Hal and Julie from the original book and 2002 Mel Gibson/Madeleine Stowe movie, “We Were Soldiers.”

Now that the commission is reviewing the proposal, we need to prove it has broad support.  Please click and sign the petition in favor of “Fort Moore.” Share with your friends!

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