Join Date: Nov 2009
I'm not a fan of knots or lots of loops in leaders!.If casting of the individual involved isn't good, loop to loop just invite tangles, like wise a nicely welded and looped T tip or indeed 15ft multi tip type of tip can be wrecked by mono and most certainly fluro. loops over time by the tippet material( it'll eventually cut into the T material !).
A short heavy level butt section(or tapered too if the individual desire's!) will take all the hammer and wear n tear of fishing with heavy T tips etc. but most importantly help turn over the leader and the flee every time.
Were this me, I'd have a short level piece of heavy mono needle knotted or permanently fixed and then sealed with Knot Sense, Zap a Gap or similar to the business end of the tips in question, the end of this short heavy butt piece of nylon would have a knotted and sealed 3mm leader ring in place, to that I'd attach my tippet of choice on the day.
Nice n neat, very tidy and little to attract debris that can foul up complicated knotted and looped leaders.
It's all nowt of a job either, one for the fireside on a long winter night.
I always say, a little thought and effort will re-pay handsomely in the long run!.