Haywire Twist Instructions

Tug-O-War_1

Tug-O-War_1

Nick Curcione

Find this knot and many others, along with valuable tips and techniques for saltwater fly-fishing in Nick Curcione's Tug-O-War A Fly-Fisher's Game__.

| |2. Make a minimum of 3 ''X's.''|

| |3. Bend the tag end of the wire at a right angle to the standing part and make 4-barrel wraps around the standing part.|

| |4. Do not cut the tag end of the wire because it will leave a sharp edge that can cause injury. Instead, bend the tag end to form a makeshift handle. Then bend this handle opposite the direction of the wraps and the wire should break off cleanly. If it didn't break on the first try, rotate the handle back and forth until the wire finally breaks.|

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