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braided loops - yes or no??

I've been a braided loop fan ... and have them on most of my single handed gear and have them on my spey tips ... I haven't had a failure yet but I sense I'm bucking the tried and true maxima nail knot to a surgeons loop connection. I'm headed out for some spey fishing in a few weeks ... Should I replace all my loops with 30# maxima?

What is the current wisdom of those who have tried both???

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Thumbs up good old maxima

Ever since I hade a braided loop slip off on a large atlantic I have always used maxima. I have more faith in my knots then anything out of a package,If you trust your knots it should stay put! That's all i have to say about braided loops.
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WG. Thanks for the very indepth reply from a very experienced speyfisher to a new spey fisher!!!!!! Cheers!!
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Braided loops

done right work very well. It is the done right that is the problem. I use Brian Simonseth's method and have not had a failure. Saltwater fishermen use them -nuff said.

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Braided loops, make sure you put them on yourself.

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Braided or Albright?

I was out doing a little trout fishing with my light spey gear, half of my tip's are rigged with 30 pound butt's tied on with the albright knot. The other half have the braided loop connection. I have managed twenty pound fish with the braided loop's, no failures to speak of. I have duplicated same with albright's.... BUT... I did have the loop unfold, out of itself on a piece of moss while trout fishing. This was a first!

On all my loop's I nail knot & glue and put the sleeve over the nail knot. The unfolding made me go back and read the instruction on the package. This is something men shouldn't have to do when encountering a new project like the kid's first bicycle's, tune-up's, tile work or even Loop connectors. We just don't need instruction's for projects our minds tell us we can figure out for our self's.

Well there it was on the back of that dam package in black and white, put a second nail knot just behind the loop itself.

Dam instructions anyway!
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Loops

should always be "double catch" or secured in some other way. The commercial "single catch" loops can and do come open. Dan Blanton has directions on his board for the "double catch" style of loop. Personally, I prefer the Sultan of Splice's (Brian Simonseth) method.

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I too use the Sultan of Splice's braided loop method - it is extremely durable.

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I too use the Sultan of Splice's braided loop method - it is extremely durable.
Can someone please post His Eminence, the Sultan's braided loop method?
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Double catch braided loops (installed properly) are used by saltwater anglers to catch the largest and strongest fish capable of being caught on fly rods. So, if you build them correctly and take the time necessary, which isn't much, to install them properly they will hold.
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WG. Thanks for the very indepth reply from a very experienced speyfisher to a new spey fisher!!!!!! Cheers!!
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Braided loops are ok if put on correctly.you should always superglue them so they wont slip off. ive seen them come off more times than enough without glue.For me i always tie on a nail knot with a heavy piece of mono and make a loop on it and then tie your leader to it.this works alot better.
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