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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Double Braided Loops;

Hi Everyone,

Please help me to be faster at getting these made and mailed. You can do this by being sure I have your address. It is not necessary to pay using the 'Friends' option on Pay Pal. The pay pal fee is part of what I am asking for.

When someone sends the funds using the 'send to friend & family' option I don't get an address to print postage from. It makes this really hard because there are a lot of members asking for these.


8 years ago while I was reeling in a King salmon my line went slack. I reeled in to see what had broken and found that the mono loop of my leader had cut my welded loop and the entire leader was gone.

That night I made something that solved this issue for good. The welded loop below is that of a 3 season old Scandi line. A line that has been used to catch many salmon and steelhead...............



This is the other side of the same welded loop.



Pretty good condition would you agree?

This is how I do it.



That is a 50 pound braided loop that connects my mono to the line via having a loop on both ends. Below are a pair of them in black.



They are approximately 3" long and the black are best for the end of a sink tip I think. Those 2 are a 25 pound and a 35 pound.

If you are interested in protecting those welded loops on your lines feel free to contact me. I make them and sell them delivered in a tracked package for 25.50 for a dozen, any size or color, black, white or orange. As of Monday January 28 the postal fee for the tracked package rose by .44 cents and so the price is up to $25.50. Postage is now $3.09 to send them out, sorry.


Thanks to the many who have ordered them

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2018, 05:36 PM
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Ard. Count me in for a dozen in white. Pm sent
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Eagerly awaiting mine Ard.

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Hi Ard
I'll take a dozen.. half 25 half 35 all black. Great idea

Thanks, Sonny
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Thank you to everyone who ask for some of these, I'll be dropping a bunch of packages into mail tomorrow. I mailed others last week and they will be arriving soon to you.

A dozen will last you a very long time or you can turn someone on to one before their line gets itself cut by a leader. They really do work and I really appreciate having something to do by making them.

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Those braided transition loops are awesome Ard! Ever since you showed it to me a couple years ago, I've tied up a bunch, and have one on the business end of each of my heads, just in case. I hate looking for little dark things in the bottom of my shoulder bag when I need one, or looping one on with cold fingers!

cheers mate!
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Hey Ard
Rec'd those today... look great. Thanks buddy
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So many mailed out, thanks to all of you
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Having just finished making a dozen for myself, I'd say $1.65/ is a steal!
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I just watched your swinging flies for trout video where you mention these and now I stumble upon them here too. Must be meant to be. Sending a PM for a dozen.

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Hi- sent you a PM.

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These loops are great Ard! Using them everywhere but you can't be working for free. Charge what you need to and I think the members here will be fair as well.

Again great stuff Ard.

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Ive been using Ard's loops for more than a couple of years now.
Work great and strong! Never failed yet!
Gonna contact you soon to place another order for a couple of friends and myself.
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Hey Ard ! Could you make these but incorporate a #1 treble hook on one end ? Asking for a friend. I kid, nice product. Cheers
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Hi,
PM sent for a dozen and shipping to Canada.
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