Double-Hitch Fly-Tying Knot
Here’s a little QuickTime video of an alternative tie-off knot for those FF&W readers who are lurking near a vise (vice?).
This is the tying knot I first learned when I was a kid (thanks, GB!). It has served me well ever since (along with the whip finish). It also works nicely as a way to lock off the thread at certain points during more complex tying procedures. If you’ve (k)not used a double-hitch before, I think its worth learning and keeping in your tying skill-set.