"Some years ago, I had the pleasure of being taught how to make that excellent finishing knot, the Whip Finish, with just my hands".
"For the avid fly fisherman searching for the right knot to match the hatch, this one tied just with the hands, is perfect. No need for any hassle with too many tools while stalking the trout. Even very small flies can be finished with this finger trick. You don't have to worry anymore about forgetting the traditional Whip Finish Tool when you know this finishing technique" says Harry Salmgren, inviting you to try it for yourself.
Please note: The photo sequence below is most easily viewed by clicking the arrow-bar on the left of each photo.
After a first read through, click on the bars to bring forward the next photo in the sequence at the speed of your choice. Viewed in this manner the photos give a simulated movement to the fingers tying the Finger Whip.
This article is a 'mini' version of the article 'Genialisk slutknut..' in issue number 3-1995 of Wilderness News/Vildmarks Nytt by Harry Salmgren. He is Editor in Chief in the Wilderness News/Vildmarks Nytt Magazine You can also find him in Bignami Fine Fishing Magazine as the Swedish Fly Fishing Editor.
The photos from one to nine show positions and finger settings
for tying the whip finish accompanied by descriptive text.