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Old 10-28-2009, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: adding loop to fly line?

I should have mentioned that I only gave the thread two light coats of
Sally Hansen's. I don't know that it gives the thread much stength, and
used it to only to seal the thread. I also tapered the thread that it is
thicker nearest the loop end, and only a couple wraps thick toward away from
the loop. It's tough to detect any hinging point, and pretty much equal to
the factory loop in that sense. I wasn't worried about a hinge point in casting
terms, but didn't want to create a spot where the line was going to crack
again.

I'll look into the Goop.

EDIT Here's a diagram for whip finishing a loop: http://barflyfish.com/article_whippi...n_fly_line.htm

---------- Post added at 11:08 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:34 AM ----------

Hey Riptide,
Which type of Goop do you use? I looked up the product, and they have a
few different flavors.

Last edited by FrankB2; 10-28-2009 at 10:55 AM.
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