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  1. #1
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    Default Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    What line weights do you use each for, or do you always use one over the other?

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    Default Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    I don't really have a set cut off as to then or where I use large loop. Do have a couple of personal "Rules of Thumb"

    * Spey/Switch = large. Due to larger line and connection diameters.
    * Icy conditions = large.
    * Bamboo and Glass = regular. That one is just all about my personal opinion on aesthetics. Just due to my desire to build a more traditional looking rod.
    * Other situations = Customer's request. Many times, on customer rods, how the rod looks is more important than what the builder thinks is functional.

    On big rods large loop don't look as out of proportion, to me, so they aren't an issue to slap on a build. If there is a possibility of line connections hanging up in the tip top, no matter the rod size, large loop ought to be considered.
    "Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16

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    Default Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    me ?
    I do large whenever possible
    That's the last place where you'd want a knot or tangle to get stuck.
    That can ruin your day
    When ever such an "issue" makes it through the tip-top with-out hanging up, it's landed fish rather than a lost fish,
    Not hard to picture.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    I do exactly the same as Petee does, unless the customer requests otherwise.

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    Default Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    Are there any disadvantages to using a large tip top?

  7. Default Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    I have 7'9" #3 rain forest where the big loop noticeably slowed down the tip recovery.

    regards

    Vince

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    Default Re: Regular or Large Loop Tip Tops?

    I like The Large Tips on The Larger & Longer Rods #5 8ft 6" + & up however I've never tried them on The Smaller ones as I don't use them all that much & haven't any need to change them.

    Most of you will notice I've just Changed my Avatar which was A Pic of The Old Outstation on my Mates Property which he has just lately sold because our other mate & his Business Partner Tragically died from an accident on a Quad Bike a couple of years ago.
    It's a picture of A Hydrofoil Turning around in front of The Opera House on Sydney Harbour which I took a few years ago.
    Also if I get sick of this one I'll again change it .

    Brian.

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