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Old 11-03-2009, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: adding loop to fly line?

I had an old tube of Shoe Goo that got holed and semi dried up. It was perfect for sealing and smoothing knots after whipping a loop. As said above, roll it twixt the fingers to get the right shape and let it dry. Nowadays. I use Aquaseal instead. I think it's absorbed into the thread better and it stays more flexible longer.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:35 PM
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I couldn't find any Goop locally, so I bought Loctite's equivalent. It's held up
great so far (hook a LOT of trees this afternoon with a 3X tippet ).
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Hi FrankB2,

Is the Loctite flexible after it dries?

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Hi Frank,
I went to Lowes, and they had several types of Loctite. I bought the Fabric,
Vinyl, Plastic adhesive. It's clear, waterproof, and flexible. When I compared
the various Loctite adhesives of this type, some were "semi-flexible" (the plumbing version for example). The label says 30 minutes to dry and 24 hrs
to cure, but I found that Rip Tides method of rolling/rubbing it in with fingers
left it dry to the touch at the end of the procedure. It contains MEK, so I used latex gloves. I've played with that stuff too much already with bare skin.
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Hi,

I am a member of the UK based version of this forum, the Fly Fishing Forums. While browsing your forum topics for a change of scenery, I spotted this query. You may be interested in an alternative, very simple method of adding a monofilament loop to the end of a fly line. I never liked braided loops and tried various options until I settled on the following method of attaching a loop of monofilamnent to the end of a fly line by a simple knot, as shown below:

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The resulting loop is fine, strong and durable It allows the finest loop-to-loop connection I know, resulting in a minimum of surface disturbance.

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For full illustrated instructions on tying the loop, see:

Gray's Loop
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Most interesting!! Thank you!
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I love that Gray's Loop! I've used needle nail knots with a perfection loop,
Dave Whitlock's CA monofilament leader method, but the Gray's Loop looks
the best if monofilament is to be used.
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Hi,

I am a member of the UK based version of this forum, the Fly Fishing Forums. While browsing your forum topics for a change of scenery, I spotted this query. You may be interested in an alternative, very simple method of adding a monofilament loop to the end of a fly line. I never liked braided loops and tried various options until I settled on the following method of attaching a loop of monofilamnent to the end of a fly line by a simple knot, as shown below:

Click the image to open in full size.

The resulting loop is fine, strong and durable It allows the finest loop-to-loop connection I know, resulting in a minimum of surface disturbance.

Click the image to open in full size.

For full illustrated instructions on tying the loop, see:

Gray's Loop
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Thanks jbbfly, I have added this forum to my favourites. It's good to get a new perspective on the world of fishing.
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Default Re: adding loop to fly line?

Wow, interesting loops, the other day I had an issue with the store tied loop, so I cut it off, tied in a nice tight perfection loop in the fly line, and looped my 6 foot furled leader to it. Seemed to be the easiest way to make the connection and I have not had any issues with the connection or the flyline taking on water. Maybe I should put some aqua seal on it, but like I said, I did not have any issues on the water with the loop catching of the line sinking.

Just another way I guess.

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