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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2001, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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What is the preference for attaching braided loops  to lines?  Is it preferable to to cut back the line to the beginning of the taper?  Would the proceedure be different for larger fish such as tarpon?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2001, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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You might get a broader range of answers by asking this question also on the VFS bulletin board or others.  For spey fishing I think it depends on your intent/needs.  If you desire a permanent connection, splicing is far better.  If you seek loop-to-loop connections, there is a range from commercial to homemade.  The issue, of course, is hinging.  I've seen some very stiff commercial loops that I liked, but I don't recall the name.  Perhaps someone else can add that.   One option is to strip about  2" of the tip of your line, whip a loop in the braided core, and then treat that with Aquaseal.  The best off-the-shelf loops are Rio, and you could do worse than buy their 15' tips in the right line weight for your rod after making the above loop in your line.  Good luck.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2001, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Saw a good idea on another site - strip the line as Carl mentions then thread on one of the braided loops - you do not use the loop - just the braid portion - whip this into a loop and cut off the excess - add a short section of  heat shrink tubing - this makes a very stiff loop (similar to the Rio loops)
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2001, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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About braided loop connectors, there is more information than you would care to know on Dan Blantons bulletin board. I think the url is www.danblanton.com  If that doesn;t get you there try http://209.160.32.19/bulletin.html
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2001, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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I highly recommend making your own using 35 and 50 lb Gudebrod braided butt material (stiffer than cortland) as Dan Blanton describes. I'm at about 1 minute per loop construction time, and the price of the raw materials is cheap (about $8 gets you enough material to make hundreds - yes hundreds - of loops). Use the double feed method that Dan describes for loops stronger than most commercial ones.
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