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Thread: Tip of Fly Line Sinking

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    Question Tip of Fly Line Sinking

    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.

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    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.

    sb
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau

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    Default Second that Zap a gap....

    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

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    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.

    Grumpy

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    Thanks to all for the suggestions and words of caution.
    What a great board and group helpful fly fishing enthusiast.

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    In a pinch, I've seen folks use some nail polish to seal the tip

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