How is this a smaller profile then a splice loop? I am pretty sure splice loop is as small as it gets and the loop to loop connection slides through guides with ease and will never catch a guide. Splice loop all the way!and (3) the smallest profile (which will most easily pass through your line guides).
I use a small loop at the rear end of the fly line; the backing is tied for it with simple knot - 4-5 loops. When tightened this knot never fails, but if necessary it is easy to untie it, and change the fly line.what is the best method of connecting backing to the loops on shooting lines?
+1If I am using 30 dacron backing (which I normally do) I create a blind splice loop. I've tried everything else but now that I have started welding lines I put loops in both ends of my running line (if they don't already some that way) and create the blind splice in the backing. I like this better for many reasons but my favorite is that it allows me to move the running line to another reel if I want or switch out a full line to a running line/head combo. I have lots of reels and lines so this situation comes up often. Like yesterday. Due to really high water I ended up setting up a single hand rod with a light skagit head. I pulled the 9wt line off the reel and replaced it with a running line/325 gr skagit combo. I did not want to put my big spey reel on the 9wt 9' rod.