View Full Version : Tip of Fly Line Sinking

02-24-2008, 01:28 PM
The tip of my fly line to leader connection is not floating like when new. I assume this may be because the tip has become water logged.
What, if any, is the down side to cutting off 6 to 8 inches of line and tying on the leader.

02-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Probably everyone cuts back an inch or so here and there, but before cutting back that much, I'd try sealing the tip with some zap-a-gap.


02-24-2008, 09:34 PM
IR, I think I'd try the sealing first...if anything before you go a cuttin 6"-8" off, check to make sure you aren't gettin in to the front taper due to a cumulation of Bakers inch or two here...you might effect the turn over.

Just my opinion...I could be and, usually am, wrong...just ask my wife:eek:

02-24-2008, 11:05 PM
Some lines have a longer taaper on the front end & you'll be OK cutting 6-8" off. I'd cut as little off as possible & use Loons Knot Sense or my favorite, Pliobond, it stays flexible & seals, great for knicks in the line as well.
The only problem with cutting to much on some lines, you'll get into the heavier taper & have some splashy cast if you're not careful.


02-24-2008, 11:45 PM
Thanks to all for the suggestions and words of caution.
What a great board and group helpful fly fishing enthusiast.

02-25-2008, 11:18 PM
In a pinch, I've seen folks use some nail polish to seal the tip