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Large loop connection

By Martin Joergensen

Large and small
For convenience you might want to use a very simple large loop connection between the fly line and the backing. This consists of two loops - a large one on the backing and a small one on the fly line. The large one should be large enough to let the whole reel pass through it, and the small one on the fly line large enough to let the doubled, knotted backing pass.

Use the braided loop style for the loop on the backing or just make a huge Surgeon's loop on it, and utilize the "loop on a fly line" style for the fly line with a seperate braided loop as a second option.


Thread the large loop through the small one and let the reel pass through the large loop. Now tighten the loops and arrange the 'knot' as neatly as possible. The loops come easily apart even after a long time of hard use.



User comments
GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted June 29th 2011

Anonymous,

You can use any loop you fancy! I like the surgeon's loop, so I use that. If a perfection loop suits you better, use that in stead. A figure-8 loop will do the job too. It's not critical as long as the knot is small and smooth and as straight as possible.

Martin


From: swellcat - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted June 29th 2011

Why not a perfection loop?



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