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Leader to Fly line
Posted 06 April 2005 - 12:26 PM
Posted 06 April 2005 - 03:16 PM
Loop to loop seems to be a largely accepted way to connect sections. A stiff mono butt either nail-knotted or needle-threaded to a fly line is prob. best., with non-slip loop to accept premade leader/tippet setups.
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Skunk- I don't agree with that theory. Granted, the outer sleeve can and sometimes will pull a fly line coating away from it's core but, unless and until a pass with a needle is secured somehow, and not only with super glue, does it stand a chance of yanking out of the line coating too.
No flames, please - I realize everybody likes and does something different. I like nail knots.
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:58 AM
|Skunk- I don't agree with that theory. Granted, the outer sleeve can and sometimes will pull a fly line coating away from it's core but, unless and until a pass with a needle is secured somehow, and not only with super glue, does it stand a chance of yanking out of the line coating too.|
Are you saying that you don't think a needle knot is stronger than a nail knot? I didn't really have a theory , but was told that the needle knot is stronger It just seemed to make sense that it would be. When you say the outer sleeve can pull a fly line coating away from it's core, what is the outer sleeve?
Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:27 AM
As far as strength goes, I would imagine they are exactly the same.
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Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:55 AM
The knot also makes a pretty effective strike indicator for me since it has a little size to it but not enough to affect casting or fly action.
Just a thought....
Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:16 PM
I don't like the premade loops they seem to slip off more and fray alot.