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How to add a loop on your fly line

  • August 27, 2019 3:27 PM
    Message # 7852170
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    So recently I was inspecting my sink tip line and found a few cracks and frays near the end loop.  The remaining section of the line was in good condition.  So being the frugal person I am, I wanted to salvage the line.  I do not like Nail or Albright knots to my leaded as they  tend to hang up on the rod eyes.  So I started looking at a way to build in a new loop after I cut off the damaged section of line.  

    This what I found to work for me.  I cut an angle on the end of the line, 2 to 3 mm.  I wrapped the line back around forming about a 10mm loop.  I left another 10 mm tag end.  I used my fly vice to hold the loop and began wrapping the tag end to the main line.  I continue continuously wrapping the line from the loop end to the end of the tag making sure no voids or skips.  Finishing off the rapping with a whip finish and a touch of " soft UV glue ".  The glue aids in securing the knot and also creates a smooth encapsulation of the end section of the loop.  

    I tested the loop and seems to be secure.  I will update the page as to the longevity of this modification.  Also if you have any suggestions on other ideas please share.

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