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Step 1- Insert your fly line into a piece of shrink tube af approx. 6-8 cm (2-3 inches).

Step 2 - Form a loop on your fly line.

Step 3 - Insert the tip of the fly line into the shrink tube.

Step 4 - Stop the tip approx. 1-2 cm (1/2 inch) from the edge of the shrink tube. This is important to make sure you don't hit the fly line when heating.

Step 5 - Carefully Apply heat to the shrink tube

Step 6 - Wait for the coating of the fly line to cool a bit down. Then you can remove the used shrink tube carefully. The shrink tube is best removed while it is still a little warm.

Step 7 - Congratulation - You have completed your first loop

Step 8 - Apply a little heat to your loop (only a few seconds to not damage the core).

Step 9 - Remove the warm coating from the core.

Step - 10 put the loop inside a piece of shrink tube.

Step 11 - Stop 2-3 cm (1 inch) from the edge og the shrink tubes.

Step 12 - Heat the coating in the point where it turns into loop. Be careful, not to apply too much heat to the core. It is very sensitive to heat.

Step 13 - While the coating is still hot, pull carefully in the shrink tube. Pull approx 0,5 cm (1/4 inch) this will smoothen the transision to the loop.

Step 14 - Keep the shrink tube in the pulled position until you are sure the coating is no longer liquid.

Step 15 - Remove the shrink tube.

Step 16 - You now have a really nice loop on your fly line ;-) It works even better if you reduce the thickness by removing some of the coating on the fly line, at the point where it is merged, before step 1.

Michael Sørensen