Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: flyline Loop

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    201

    Default flyline Loop

    I asked Lefty this question. I'll ask you guys too:

    Just bought a new 5wt. line. What is your thinking on the best way to loop the flyline for a leader loop? I know there are braded loops, tube connectors, Gray's loop, needle knot, etc. Lot of choices, which do you prefer and why? If you like the mono loop, what weight would you use for 5wt line?


    Tight lines,

    Burt
    “The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.”
    ― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    14

    Default

    OOps..."Ditto to whatever Lefty says"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bloomfield, New Mexico
    Posts
    68

    Default I like a tube knot from flyline to butt of leader...

    JUST a tube knot ...I just don't like having a small intersection of loops, knots, connectors, contraptions, and such where my fly line and leader meet.
    I do, however, use an appropriate sized piece of monofilament line with a "perfection" loop when I am using real silk fly line because I am extra stingy when I comes to snipping off any of that silk line! (see "perfection" loop here http://www.orvis.com/orvis_assets/files/index.html)
    " I caught you a delicious bass "

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seymour, TN
    Posts
    1,471

    Default leader connections?

    I agree with Leinart. I like to keep all connections as clean as possible. I've tried the braid loop connectors but didn't like them. I pretty much nail knot the leader directly on to the fly line for a smooth transition to prevent hinging of the leader. The only time I do a loop to loop connection is on my sinking and sinktip lines on the 6 and 8 wt rods.
    I would use .020 - .024 butt section on a 5 or 6 wt line. If your primarily fishing dry flies, use a supple butt for better turnover and if fishing lots of streamers or heavier nymphs , go with a stiff butt section at the leader-flyline connection.
    Its all a matter of personal preference and being able to modify your leaders and rod setups onstream is something I believe everyone should learn to do.
    Last edited by Troutman; 02-25-2007 at 10:44 PM. Reason: (SP) error

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    9

    Default yet another way

    I take an old tapered leader with a premade loop, cut off about the last 6-8 inches and nail knot it to the line so that the loop is ready to accept a pre-looped leader. Lasts forever and I've been happy enough with it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Thanks for the well thought-out responses guys.
    “The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.”
    ― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

Similar Threads

  1. loop knot for flies?
    By flyguys in forum Tackle and Gear
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-19-2012, 09:29 AM
  2. How often do you change Flyline?
    By 18inchbrown in forum Tackle and Gear
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-14-2012, 09:22 AM
  3. Slickrock Loop with the Boys 4/29 -5/1
    By JayB in forum In The Backcountry
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-04-2011, 09:41 AM
  4. Loop Connectors
    By tennswede in forum Tackle and Gear
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-24-2007, 02:01 PM
  5. Preference of Leader to Flyline connection
    By DryFly1 in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 10-30-2006, 03:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •