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    Default How much fly line can you cut off?

    Oh well, after my preoccupation of trying to shoot 100 foot of fly line recently, which leads to reckless fly casting practices (or bushwhacking), I find that the welded loop section of my weight forward fly line was torn. I just cut off that section (about an inch) and add a mono line using nail knot. Should any thing happen to the shoot head, I have to probably cut off more, how long can I cut off and still use the fly line?

    P.S. Do not ask me if I am shooting anywhere close to 100 foot.

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    Most lines have at least 5" of tip before you hit the taper.
    If you cut back the taper, you can still use the line only it will behave more like a bass or SW line
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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    Rip, many thanks.

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    Hi texastroutbum,

    Rip is right on as usual. Do make sure you seal the tip of the fly line where you cut it off.

    Frank

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    Frank,

    What is the best way to seal up the fly line?

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    I don't know what most others use,I have used Fly Tying Head Cement,SuperGlue,a product similiar to your Zapagap,Nail Polish,be careful & use it all very spareingly by just wiping it on.
    Brian.

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    what happens if you dont seal the tip? I cut a few nailknots off before I put the slip on loop on the line, but I didnt seal it.. I can try getting a drop of CA in there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbphotos54 View Post
    what happens if you dont seal the tip? I cut a few nailknots off before I put the slip on loop on the line, but I didnt seal it.. I can try getting a drop of CA in there..

    It will wick water up inside and if it's a floater it will quit floating at the tip and further back as it sucks up more water.

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    Quote Originally Posted by texastroutbum View Post
    Frank,

    What is the best way to seal up the fly line?
    i use zap a gap. just a dab and a good overnight cure.


    casey


    ARFE

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    Default Re: How much fly line can you cut off?

    ill hit it with ca, should put that to a stop. thanks. I was thinking of getting a sink tip line tho..

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