thanks for all the info guys. I didn't understand the effect of a clasp on a fly. like I posted earlier. Im new to this and I totally appricate the information. I have been practicing a lot with the uniknot and I really comfortable with that knot. Im know trying to figure out the different types of flies and there uses. the biggest thing I will be fish for is bream crappie and small bass. Ive picked a 5/6 weight package. so I will be back on here for more info and thanks again guys.