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    I'm trying to attach my 30# gsp backing to my 8 wt fly line which has a loop at the backing connection, should I tie a loop in the backing to do a loop-to-loop connection? Or cut the loop off and use an albright knot?

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    I'd cut the loop off. If your line is running pretty fast when you hit that backing I'd want a knot that will slide through the guides with the least resistance. My preference would be a nail knot.
    ^^that sounds like I've been into my backing.......nope.

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    Everyone has his or her preference. I would use a doubled over triple surgeons loop. Then I would make the loop to loop connection. I do this with on some of my lighter rigs and all my rigs 8 weight and over.

    The knot is very streamlined, so it goes through the guides easily.

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    you can keep the loop and still tie the Albright knot!!!

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    Bimini twist with a loop2loop conection
    Everyone should should learn to do the Bimini twist
    Not only because it's a 100% knot, but because it's fun to tie
    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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    The smoothest line to backing connection I've used is a needle nail knot. If you were using a lighter line, I'd just use a Dave Whitlock Zap-A-Gap connection, which is the absolute smoothest connection.

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    Tie a Perfection Loop in the end of your backing, attached the line via loop-to-loop and be done. Perfection loop is one of the easiest loops to tie.

    Check it out here: Perfection Loop | How to tie the Perfection Loop | Fishing Knots

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    Default Re: Help me spool my reel

    Quote Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 View Post
    Tie a Perfection Loop in the end of your backing, attached the line via loop-to-loop and be done. Perfection loop is one of the easiest loops to tie.

    Kelly.
    And the weakest.... don't do this
    Sorry Kelly
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