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    Default Re: Fly line to leader knot

    I've never tried the welded loop using heat shrink. Were I to attempt this, I'd lay down a few more bux and get the heatshrink with adhesive on the inside. It melts with the heatshrink and that stuff does NOT come off.

    I just tied a short piece of Amnesia on the end of my 2-wt lines then made a small loop on the other end of the Amnesia to attach the leader.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

  2. Default Re: Fly line to leader knot

    Quote Originally Posted by johnwest43 View Post
    I have just started to use the nailess nail knot. Its super easy to tie. For me this is the selling point!! Loops were invented because the nail knot is hard to tie, espicially when fish are rising all arround you as the sun falls!

    here is the link to the video of how to tie this awesome knot

    YouTube - Fly Fishing Knots


    The first part is half of the blood knot I use to make leaders. As far as threading the leader into the line, it can be easy with the right tools, however, you have to remember to seal the hole, you have to use a tapered leader (small end first) to thread it, and lastly....some lines have an inner core that you CAN'T stick a needle through.
    Sorry, just some cons. But I am a loop person....smaller the better, but I also use furled leaders, so a loop is the only way for me.

  3. #43

    Default Re: Fly line to leader knot

    Quote Originally Posted by axle27 View Post
    I just tied a short piece of Amnesia on the end of my 2-wt lines then made a small loop on the other end of the Amnesia to attach the leader.
    Having tried a number of methods over the last hundred years or so, this is exactly the method I've settled on. I permanently nail knot a looped piece of Amnesia, to which I attach my leader. Never had one fail yet.


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