Originally Posted by Frank Whiton
If you prefer to cut off the loop then go for it. As long as you seal the end of the line so water doesn't migrate up the line. There is nothing wrong with removing the loop. If you are fishing saltwater you need to make sure the knot to the running line will fit through the tip top of the rod.
Thanks Frank, I had never sealed the ends and your reply made me dash for the study to supaglue all of the ends. Thanks