While in the Midwest Ed Ward has been tinkering away with a few simple and very effective patterns. In this silent video he presents the innovative "Knot-a-Fly", which uses overhand knots instead of thread to secure the materials to the hook. In this version his hook is a long Aberdeen hook- this style of hook helps prevent cut-offs from pike. But this fly can be tied on any hook. It is very effective for fishing for predatory fish, which mostly strike a fly head-first. opskagit.com.