Published Jan 1. 2001 - 15 years ago

Joining loops

The loop system has the advantage of being very flexible. You can easily join two sections of the fly rig, when you have loops on each section

Putting two loops together
The loop system has the advantage of being very flexible. You can easily join two sections of the fly rig, when you have loops on each section.

Especially if you want to change leaders, the loops will make the process very easy. More seasoned fishermen might find the joint too stiff or find that it has a so called 'hinge effect', but for the beginner, that often ends up with a knotted leader or a gigantic birds nest, the ease of changing a leader is of great benefit. This combined with cheap, home made knotted leaders, will make the learning curve much less steep. Read more about the loop based line rig.

 

 

 

 

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Martin Joergensen's picture

John,

I use the method with a loop made on the core of the fly line as described here. Using Aquaseal or a similar glue makes the loop very smooth and it can be kept small. Not all fly lines have cores that are suited, but most have.

Martin

Thanks. If you were to make a loop at the tag end of the fly line which one would you make?

Martin Joergensen's picture

John,

If you mean for attaching the leader to the fly line, I recommend a nail knot, a nailless nail knot or an Albright knot.

Hope this helps

Martin

Can you advise what knot and how to tie at tag end of fly line?

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