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    Default Leader to tippet loop to loop

    Id like to know your thoughts, pros or cons on using loop to loop connections from leader to tippet? At present I use a blood knot which is not a problem but the loop to loop would be easier and quicker. Thanks.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    Before I went to braided leaders I always tied a blood knot leader to tippet. I have a braided loop on my leaders now and always loop to loop...never had a problem if tied correctly. I fish with someone who also always ties a loop to loop with no issues.

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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    hi rick,
    i too have switched to furled leaders, but before that i used a double surgeons knot.
    the problem with a loop to loop connection, imo, is that it would create a
    "hinge" effect. thus screwing up your casts.


    casey


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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    I do loop2loop all the time Too easy not to.
    Never, ever use a perfection loop on the tippet side however. Not strong enough, you'll pop it every time
    Both the surgeon's loop and the non-slip mono loop work much better.
    I never found "hinging" to be a problem if you only step down one or two tippet sizes
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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    Thanks all, I had just never heard of a loop to loop connection from leader to tippet before reading it on this site. My normal rig is just 8-10 lb mono to fly for my surf fishing, anyway all the best.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    Fly Line to Amnesia = Nail Knot
    Amnesia to Leader = Loop to Loop
    Leader to tippett = Triple surgeons (thanks to Silver creek) used to do double surgeons and had a few break offs, none now with triple surgeons.
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    Quote Originally Posted by comeonavs View Post
    Fly Line to Amnesia = Nail Knot
    Amnesia to Leader = Loop to Loop
    Leader to tippett = Triple surgeons (thanks to Silver creek) used to do double surgeons and had a few break offs, none now with triple surgeons.
    Never thought of using Amnesia there, I've been using that material for fly tying.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Leader to tippet loop to loop

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    I do loop2loop all the time Too easy not to.
    Never, ever use a perfection loop on the tippet side however. Not strong enough, you'll pop it every time
    Both the surgeon's loop and the non-slip mono loop work much better.
    I never found "hinging" to be a problem if you only step down one or two tippet sizes
    Interesting observation. Is this just on lighter tippet say 5 to 7. Or on 5 and up?

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