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    Default Joining Fly Lines

    Hi there all,

    I'm after some experienced advice regarding joining fly lines.

    I have finally found a line that suits my rod and my casting style for the salt.
    Problem is, it's only 80 feet long and I find I can easily cast more.

    Handling braid backing is not a great idea I think, so I was thinking of adding some running line to the rear section. It just needs to be a strong and smooth connection.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks...

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    Default Re: Joining Fly Lines

    Hi,

    Take a look at this thread and see if you can use some of the technique to splice some running line into your system.

    Making The Blind Splice connection, by WJC;

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    Default Re: Joining Fly Lines

    Ard,

    Looks like the best connection method for sure.

    What brand and pound braided mono would be the monst suitable?

    Thanks..

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    Hi Alex,

    I have never done what is demonstrated in the video but would think that Cortland braid would work. As for pound / size.......... diameter will matter, perhaps you could send a PM to WJC and ask him. Tell him what you are doing and I'll bet he'll have a suggestion.

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    Default Re: Joining Fly Lines

    Out of curiosity, what saltwater line have you found that is 80' long?

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    Default Re: Joining Fly Lines

    This thread may be worth consideration as well. Making welded loops is really pretty easy.

    http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...pey-lines.html
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    Default Re: Joining Fly Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetandsalt View Post
    Out of curiosity, what saltwater line have you found that is 80' long?
    Sorry, 90ft

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    I'm more impressed with the ability to easily cast more than 90'. Are you carrying that much line or shooting well into the backing? I can unload a full line, but I wouldn't say that I do it "easily" and I am usually shooting the last 20' of that.
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    Default Re: Joining Fly Lines

    Quote Originally Posted by brookfieldangler View Post
    I'm more impressed with the ability to easily cast more than 90'. Are you carrying that much line or shooting well into the backing? I can unload a full line, but I wouldn't say that I do it "easily" and I am usually shooting the last 20' of that.
    This is only possible (for me) with a decent wind behind me.
    The thin end of the rear taper at the rod tip feels right and the rest is shot out with the wind.

    I always end up with the line slapping the rod instead of more line going out.

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