Re: Damaged Fly Line?
Cutting the line exposes the core (it may have been exposed from the start).
Then water can wick up the core causing the tip to sink.
Fortunately you don't necessarily have to use a line with a welded loop, you just have to make sure the exposed core is sealed.
I use Goop, many people use Plyobond, and there's also a few fly fishing specific cements.
You'll want to use just enough to cover your leader knot with a football shaped coating that extends to include the line tip.
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