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Old 04-21-2012, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: line to leader connection.

As explained by Terry Gunn, Lee's Ferry Veteran Guide:

"Loops hang up in the guides; I've seen thousands of fish broken off because of that and countless rod tips broken when people attempt to pull out stuck leaders.

Loops create a hinge between the leader and fly line when casting, add more mass and can be wind resistant.

Loops can create a point of attraction for leader and tippet and can create a knot that would have otherwise slid over a clean knot.

You can tie a nail knot (tie fast nail knot tool) or a surgeons every bit as fast or faster as you can a loop knot and end up with a clean and continuous connection.

Loops catch fisherman not fish."


Couldn't say it better myself.
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