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Old 08-29-2013, 02:06 AM
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Hi there all,

I'm after some experienced advice regarding joining fly lines.

I have finally found a line that suits my rod and my casting style for the salt.
Problem is, it's only 80 feet long and I find I can easily cast more.

Handling braid backing is not a great idea I think, so I was thinking of adding some running line to the rear section. It just needs to be a strong and smooth connection.

Any thoughts?

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Old 08-29-2013, 02:26 AM
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Hi,

Take a look at this thread and see if you can use some of the technique to splice some running line into your system.

Making The Blind Splice connection, by WJC;

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Looks like the best connection method for sure.

What brand and pound braided mono would be the monst suitable?

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Hi Alex,

I have never done what is demonstrated in the video but would think that Cortland braid would work. As for pound / size.......... diameter will matter, perhaps you could send a PM to WJC and ask him. Tell him what you are doing and I'll bet he'll have a suggestion.
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Out of curiosity, what saltwater line have you found that is 80' long?
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This thread may be worth consideration as well. Making welded loops is really pretty easy.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...pey-lines.html
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Out of curiosity, what saltwater line have you found that is 80' long?
Sorry, 90ft
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I'm more impressed with the ability to easily cast more than 90'. Are you carrying that much line or shooting well into the backing? I can unload a full line, but I wouldn't say that I do it "easily" and I am usually shooting the last 20' of that.
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I'm more impressed with the ability to easily cast more than 90'. Are you carrying that much line or shooting well into the backing? I can unload a full line, but I wouldn't say that I do it "easily" and I am usually shooting the last 20' of that.
This is only possible (for me) with a decent wind behind me.
The thin end of the rear taper at the rod tip feels right and the rest is shot out with the wind.

I always end up with the line slapping the rod instead of more line going out.
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