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    fly line

    bought some fly line and i have been having a hard time with my tapered leader just falling at the roll over point does any one have this same problem i used the loop knot and i think that is the problem the nail knot allways seemed to work alot better any suggestions?

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    Re: fly line

    Hi TF ,

    Loop to loop is not the best connection as it creates a hinge point there for I like to nail knot my leader to the fly line . If you would like a leader that turns over nicely try tying your own there are many recipes on line and once you try them you can build your own to suite your needs . Also there are several post here on this subject you can refer to. I'll pm you some recipes I have found effective for the given line wt.


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    Re: fly line

    yea definatly because i always used a nail knot but i figured ill try the loop to loop didnt work to well its like i have a perfect tight loop and plop the fly lands right next to the fly line

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    Re: fly line

    I just started using furled leaders which are very useful and turn over the fly nicely. Especially on light tippets

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    Re: fly line

    A loop to loop connection will not hinge if attached properly. Check out the first diagram in the link: index_flyfishingknots.html

    In fact the fly line and leader butt is doubled at the loop and is stiffer at the connection.

    Your problem is likely with the taper of your leader and/or the diameter and/or length of your tippet. Here is a link to info on leaders and tapers: http://www.flyfishusa.com/tackle-tip...t-leaders.html

    HTH. Good luck.


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    Re: fly line

    Quote Originally Posted by troutfever View Post
    bought some fly line and i have been having a hard time with my tapered leader just falling at the roll over point does any one have this same problem i used the loop knot and i think that is the problem the nail knot allways seemed to work alot better any suggestions?
    i use loop to loop and never have a problem unless i am using a heavy weighted fly. then things tend to get a little sloppy.

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    Re: fly line

    Quote Originally Posted by afishinado View Post
    A loop to loop connection will not hinge if attached properly. Check out the first diagram in the link: index_flyfishingknots.html

    In fact the fly line and leader butt is doubled at the loop and is stiffer at the connection.

    Your problem is likely with the taper of your leader and/or the diameter and/or length of your tippet. Here is a link to info on leaders and tapers: Fly Fishing Leaders

    HTH. Good luck.
    Thanks for that second link, I'm going to try those tapers.

    I had been using the formulas in McClains Encyclopedia, and then adding a heavier (0.020" or heavier) section to the butt. These appear to already have a heavy enough butt section.

    TF: IMHO, most "store bought" knotless leaders don't have a heavy enough or long enough butt section.


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    Re: fly line

    Loop to loop works fine if attached properly just like a nail know works fine if tied properly. Use whatever is your pleasure, in the grand scheme, it doesn't matter...

    Now about that leader... It most likely is too soft and that's why it's collapsing, assuming your cast is okay. If you changed lines to a different type or brand the leaders that you had been using may not work on the line you switched to. If you stayed with the same line, just a new one, it is probably a little stiffer than the worn out line you replaced.

    If you snip off the fly line loop be sure to seal the cut end so you don't wick water up the core.

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