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Old 02-12-2009, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: Dressing a modern floating fly line.

Here's a link that'll show you Whitlock's CA connection: CLICK HERE

After using the CA connection for most of 2008 (on my non-GPX lines), I
don't think I'd ever go back to a nail knot for freshwater. Joni and Frank Whiton have shown how to form a nice loop at the end of a fly line. It's
on the forum somewhere....
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Default Re: Dressing a modern floating fly line.

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Here's a link that'll show you Whitlock's CA connection: CLICK HERE

After using the CA connection for most of 2008 (on my non-GPX lines), I
don't think I'd ever go back to a nail knot for freshwater. Joni and Frank Whiton have shown how to form a nice loop at the end of a fly line. It's
on the forum somewhere....
Getting the needle straight down the middle of the line is the trick. That and there are some lines out there that have an inner core that prevents you from doing a needle knot.
On page 29 of the 2008 Feather-Craft Catalog, is the SHIMAZAKI LEADER SPLICING TOOL.
I have this tool and a blind person can now do the needle knot. Great for splicing line also.
Same idea as the CA, but much easier. worth the $18. to me.

Now back to the lines with a core. Some strip the outer coating away on the line. I haven't but it does make a nice connection. I cut the end of the line at an angle, fold it over then secure with thread. I then add either Knot Sense or Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails as they are both a little flexible.
You can make small non-Obstruction loops too.

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Default Re: Dressing a modern floating fly line.

I realise that keeping a line clean makes it cast better.And adding dressing makes even better.I always thought stretching the line was important too?
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