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uceddiec 06-22-2009 07:38 AM

Line to Leader Loop connector.
 
My line braided loop connector started causing me to have problems with it the other day. What I ended up doing was using a nail knot to connect my orvis braided leader to my line. 'the knot is a little bigger this way but I am trying not to bring the leader through the eyes anyway. Any reason I can't stay this connection rout and bypass adding a braided loop the line. I now only have the leader to tippet loop.

mora521 06-22-2009 08:44 AM

I used to do the same thing when I used braided leaders and never had a problem.I always coated the knot with a little pliobond.

waterwolf 06-22-2009 10:26 AM

I don't use braided leaders but it should work fine. It should also improve accuracy and casting with the braided loop gone. Personally I would not ever have a braided loop on any of my rigs, but that is just me.

silvercreek 06-22-2009 11:03 AM

Go to marinews.com and check out the flyfishing knots. Some one else posted this site. It is a good one for knots of all types.

uceddiec 06-22-2009 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silvercreek (Post 68580)
Go to marinews.com and check out the flyfishing knots. Some one else posted this site. It is a good one for knots of all types.


I am ok on knots. I was just wondering if this is an ok way to join leader to tippet. Thanks anyway.

Thanks to the others for your advice also. I have noticed accuracy is a little better...some times spot on and I am used to being a small amount off. I might stick with this method.

monktrout 06-22-2009 10:05 PM

uceddic, I like Lefty's whipped loop for fly line to leader. Strong, easy and smooth,

uceddiec 06-23-2009 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by monktrout (Post 68618)
uceddic, I like Lefty's whipped loop for fly line to leader. Strong, easy and smooth,

http://www.flyfisherman.com/skills/lkknots/

I will give that a try. I like the nail knot but I am not sure I like that knot getting caught up in the eye.

monktrout 06-23-2009 07:02 AM

uceddiec, I've tried the nail knot, albright, braided loops, and probably a plastic connector in my early fly fishing days. The whipped loop passes nicely threough the guides. Eventually your knot will be in the guides. If you like the nail knot, and many people do, you might coat it in pliobond to smooth it out. I can't do a decent needle knot, which looks great for this connection.

uceddiec 06-24-2009 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monktrout (Post 68630)
uceddiec, I've tried the nail knot, albright, braided loops, and probably a plastic connector in my early fly fishing days. The whipped loop passes nicely threough the guides. Eventually your knot will be in the guides. If you like the nail knot, and many people do, you might coat it in pliobond to smooth it out. I can't do a decent needle knot, which looks great for this connection.

I am going to try the lefty way this weekend. Thanks for the advice and good luck on the river.


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