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Leader to Fly line
Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:56 AM
What type of knot do you use when tying the leader to the fly line.
Does anyone ever use those barbed eye inserts ?
When fishing for bluegill and panfish I have just tied a loop in the fly line and attached the leader to it, as if it was an eylet, they don't seem to mind. In the past I have always caught my trout on spinners or bottom fishing with bait.
Last year I made myself only take my fly rod to trout fish, after (5) small white bass I finally caught my first rainbow. I think I would have had better results with a clean knot at the leader.
Recently I began tying my own flies. Nymphs patterns have come much easier to master than drys.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:30 PM
I have used the braided loop connections sold in the shops for years now and am very satisified with them, remember to put a drop of super glue on the end so it will stay on, some even come with shrink tubing to use insted.
When i was very young, and knew nothing about flyfishing, i used the barbed eye inlets, i do not recomend them. I have used the plastic football shaped line/leader connections. They broke after a few times on the water.
Stupid should hurt.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:36 PM
Option 1 - Braided leader connector (come in a package of 3-6 depending on mfr). Works like a Chinese finger puzzle. Slide provided sleeve onto fly line first. Inchworm the braided connector completely onto the line. Place a drop of zap-a-gap onto the brad where the sleeve is to be and slide the sleeve into position. Use a loop to loop connection between leader and braided leader connector.
Option 2 - Take a piece of 20#-30# mono about a foot long(only need 4"-6" when finished, extra length makes it easier to work with) and use a nail knot to attach it to the leader. Trim the tags. Tie a Perfection Loop in the mono that is about 4"-6" away from the fly line. Use a loop to loop connection between leader and 20#-30# mono.
There are other methods, knots etc., but these are straight forward and effective.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:10 PM
Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:53 PM
It seems to save me a lot of time, which leaves more for fishing!
-Bill Hicks (Thanks whippersnapper
Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:54 PM
-Bill Hicks (Thanks whippersnapper
Posted 05 April 2005 - 11:12 PM
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:43 AM
Explain in detail please !
Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:48 AM
So much water, so little time!
Enjoying the Creation, Praising the Creator!
Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:24 AM
fly tying and fishing instructor/shop owner
"I TIE FROM BILLFISH TO GUPPIE FLY'S" !
Fly Fishing and Tying Ghillie
Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:32 AM
|I go with a needle knot|
How far into the line do you penetrate before letting the needle come out the side? Is it hard pulling the leader through? What size needle do you use? Where were you on 6-24-1987?
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:03 PM
As far as 1987............third grade!