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Old 10-03-2011, 09:50 PM
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Default lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

lost about 8 inches off the end of my fly line WF 3wt will this cause any problem. I have added a piece of amnesia and perfection loop line taper diagram showed 6in tip before taper started any info R Reese
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Default Re: lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

I don't think it'll matter much at all. Go fishin'!
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Default Re: lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

I gotta ask..........How'd that happen
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Default Re: lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

Fly lines have a level tip. Most are 6" long so the 8" loss is neglible. You have lost about 2" of the end taper and it won't be noticed.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

It's happened to me a few times, mostly when I wash up in between rocks. I think you shoud be fine. Keep fishing.
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When you folks lose a bit off the tip of a fly line, do you use something to seal it? I've used aquaseal and zap-a-gap, but am not sure if it's necessary.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:13 AM
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When you folks lose a bit off the tip of a fly line, do you use something to seal it? I've used aquaseal and zap-a-gap, but am not sure if it's necessary.
I usually weld on a new loop so it seals up again. If you don't the tip will eventually take in water and go subsurface.
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Default Re: lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

Taking on water is what I was worried about. I once tied a perfection loop in the fly line and then sealed it with aquaseal, but I think the perfection loop was a mistake. Now I tie a loop in a piece of mono and nail knot it to the line, then seal the end at the nail knot. How do you do the weld?
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Default Re: lost 8 inches off tip of fly line ?

Here is a pretty good link for welding a loop. I will warn you that some of my fishing buddies swear against doing this but I haven't had one fail yet.
How to weld a loop onto a shooting head - YouTube
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