Gearing up for my annual jaunt down to Ascension Bay in Mexico, tying flies for bonefish, tarpon and permit has consumed me of late. And whilst having the killing fly is crucial these are only as good as the knot that secures them. One thing that’s vital out there is being able to tie on a fly (often quickly in a rocking skiff…) using an articulated knot. Time spent practicing is rarely time wasted. The trick is to make sure all turns bed in neatly and little if any kinking affects the leader close to the fly.