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The loop on my fly line broke. How do you guys attach your leader to the fly line? I was using nail knots but then realized every time you need to replace it your snipping a bit of your fly line away. 

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Just tie a perfection loop out of 25 lb florocarbon and albright knot that to the end of your line. then you will have a loop at the end and no need to snip anymore. 

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You can buy a 1/8 peice of shrink tube and   Fuse it back together then cut the shrink tube off.Go to fish tales fly shop and they can weld a new one on as well.check out you tube.

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I have done this method a couple of times now, and find it works best for me.  If you have any experience tying, it is pretty easy, but I could see struggling a little if you haven't tied before.  I have tried rewelding using heat and shrink tube, but that ended up pretty disastrous.  And yes, a fly shop should be able to help you out as well, as they did with me when I first started fishing a few years back.

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I actually cut the loops off my lines as soon as i buy them. If like me you dont like using up line the best way is as mentioned above by Troutlover. Just nail knot on a 20-25 lb mono line about 6-8 inches long with loop on the end of the mono. Ive had that last for several seasons at a time. 

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On 2018-05-18 at 10:54 AM, reset said:

I actually cut the loops off my lines as soon as i buy them. If like me you dont like using up line the best way is as mentioned above by Troutlover. Just nail knot on a 20-25 lb mono line about 6-8 inches long with loop on the end of the mono. Ive had that last for several seasons at a time. 

 

I’m not trying to be rude, but why do you do this? Why not use the welded loop, just keep an eye on your line once in a while to make sure it’s not going to fail?

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Maybe its the line ive been buying. Rio Gold.  But it seems to crack almost right away where the loop moulds into the line then it acts more like a hinge and also tends to get water past the crack into the cord and sinks to much. So i just cut it off right away and do my thing. I use a little Knot Sense to water proof the nail knot and bobs your uncle.

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By making your own leaders, a single butt section lasts the life of most lines.

A nail knot c/w a overlay of tying thread to smooth out the knot with an added coating of super glue lets the knot slid through the tip top w/o effort.

regards,

Don

 

 

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