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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2000, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm curious about the different ways to splice loops into lines, since I'm sure that someone out there is building a better mousetrap after all these years. In particular, I'm curious how you've found different loops to function in terms of durability, hinging effects, and ease of moving though the guides..
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2000, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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I like the new Kevlar loops being sold at Kaufmanns and several other local (Seattle) fly shops.  I run them over the end of the flyline, then wrap both the frayed end and point where the flyline ends with tying thread to make sure the loop is firmly seated, and coat the entire thing with thinned AquaSeal. 
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I also use the kevlar loops and like them. The only think I would add to Brian's post is that I place a few drops of superglue on the line through the braid and let dry before I coat with aquaseal. I would also suggest using thread as Brian describes as the included heat shrink tubing tends to cut into the line after repeated castsing.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2000, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thinning aquaseal - what do you use for this?L
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I use standard Laquer Thinner.   Add thinner to the AquaSeal until its the consistency of lead-based paint before applying to the loops.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-03-2000, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've been making loops by removing the line coating about 2-21/2 inches then expanding the core. Once the core has been expanded I slide a piece of 20-30 lb maxima into the core up tight against the butt of the coating. Next create a loop and using kevlar thread bind the loop tight (I've heard of others who uni knot mono for this, Juro ?? was it you) final step aqua seal the joint and loop. End result small stiff loops

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-03-2000, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey Andre,

I like it - stiff loops are a big advantage when changing tips.  Think I'll try this one on my next line setup.

Thanks!

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2000, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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I really like this concept, Andre. Wondering--if we replaced the mono with flourocarbon (sp?), would the loops be less subject to deterioration?

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2000, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering if you got my sample of such a loop Dana?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-25-2000, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yes, I did--forgot to let you know, though--sorry! Seems I can't focus on anything but academia these days (and I think I'm developing a case of "academia enemia" as a result--I REALLY NEED TO TAKE A DAY AND GO STEELHEADING!)

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