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Old 05-30-2015, 09:39 PM
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Hey everyone,
I tried to search but it was kind of impossible since the word "fly" is too short to be used in the search.

Anyway, I'm a new fly fisher and I found that I have a very small knot in my fly line. It's about 5 inches back from the welded loop. So far I have just left it, but will it weaken my line significantly? And if I do cut it, should I just tie a perfection loop in the end instead of the welded loop?

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I like I imagine many more here have had knots in Fly Lines ..I even have one now in about the same place in one of my many Lines however I've still caught Fish with them all without them Breaking & the only bad thing is I know is it's there & hasn't gone away.
Over The Years some I've removed & The Line has been OK another I damaged The Coating as The Knot was really tight & subsequently had to Cut The section off & make a new Loop which wasn't a great Drama that Line Still is also OK.
So you can either forget about it or try to remove it hopefully without damage to The Line ..then do as I did make a New Loop or you can Cut The Line & make a new Loop which in some cases make your Line Cast Better.
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This should help.
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Default Re: Line in Fly Line

Well, for sure got a typo in the title, supposed to say Know in the Fly Line.

Thanks for the advice though!
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If you cut it either use a nail knot on a piece of 25 pound for a butt or cut and fix a braided connector to the line. If you chose to go with the braided loop pay attention when you purchase so you get the correct size for your line weight. If you use the braided loop it is best to secure them with a nail knot made with 8 pound mono.

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If you cut it either use a nail knot on a piece of 25 pound for a butt or cut and fix a braided connector to the line. If you chose to go with the braided loop pay attention when you purchase so you get the correct size for your line weight. If you use the braided loop it is best to secure them with a nail knot made with 8 pound mono.

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Even the right-sized braided loops can loosen and slip off. I had that happen to me once while playing a fish. Now I reinforce mine with a drop of Pliobond at the base (slip-on end) of the braided loop under the little sleeve that holds it down, and another at the tip of the fly line. Haven't had any trouble since I started doing that.

I don't like nail-knotting a stiff mono butt. It may be more secure than a braided loop, but the mono tends to curl when the line is left on the reel and it's difficult to straighten out.

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I'm a new fly fisher and I found that I have a very small knot in my fly line. It's about 5 inches back from the welded loop. So far I have just left it, but will it weaken my line significantly?
If it slips through the guides easily I would leave it alone. It shouldn't weaken the line significantly, because your tippet is already a lot weaker. If it hangs up on the guides, get rid of it. You don't want to break your rod tip by accident.
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Do not continue fishing with a knot in your fly line.

Use needle nose or tweezers to get it out. You probably have to use two pair and be gentle.

Cut, use a nail knot and a butt section if it does not untie.
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Default Re: Knot in my Fly Line

Alright guys, looks like I'll just leave it alone. It's been there too long and is too tight to undo. And it's small enough that it doesn't get stuck in the guides.
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Default Re: Knot in my Fly Line

Fly lines have a 2-6" level section at the tip so even if you cut it off, you won't loose much of the taper. I doubt you could tell tell difference. You could email the manufacturer and ask them how long the tip section is.
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