What Do You Use For A Fly Line to Leader Connection?

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  1. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    I have been using tippet rings all season, and love them.

    As for the line to leader connection...I hate welded loops, so they get cut off, and a decent nail knot is what completes that connection. And if I have time, I'll cover the nail knot with a nice smooth bead of Pliobond.
     
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    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    When was the last time anybody ever got into the backing catching Trout in Washington?
     
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    Make it easy: loop to loop.

    I even tie a perfection loop onto the end of my poly leaders for streamers and then run a perfection loop fly line to the streamer.

    My casting is so bad, the least of my problems is a bad hinge or unsightly loop to loop connection.

    I've never had a loop to loop break (knock on wood), but I've had non slip mono loops and improved clinch knots break.
     
  4. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    July 18th, 1962. I was catching brook trout at Sacheen, and suddenly I was down into the backing within seconds. Turned out I had tail-hooked a big irritable muskrat with a Carey Special. Does that count?
     
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    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Only if you netted it
     
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    Nothing performs better than a good, old-fashioned nail knot. Of course, few things are as much of a pain in the ass to execute in the field. Strictly for the sake of convenience, I use looping systems most often. I agree with what others have said about how leader life can be extended for quite a while, but I must admit that I must not fully understand the principles of keeping a leader balanced so that it casts well for a long time, because I'm always in awe the first time I tie (loop?) on a new tapered leader at how much better it casts than my year-old Frankenstein job.
     
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    Very close, but sorry Krusty, no cigar. Now if you had been using a dry fly in a size smaller than 18, it would have counted. Were you casting into the sunshine? That is important also.
     
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    No, it doesn't count. Now, if you'd hooked an otter, that would be a different story...
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Well ....being half shit-faced at the time should mean something.
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Well ....being half shit-faced at the time should mean something.
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Hmmm...double posts probably indicate I'm full shit-faced right now.
     
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  12. Red Arch

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    One advantage of using the albright knot is its strength, but it is also able to do one in the field quite easily.