Yes it's as strong plus NO knotsFLGator said:Brian,
Have you found the above method as strong as your original method (inserting the roughed up slick shooter ~2" into the core of the fly line...)? Certainly sounds like an easier method.
Also, what do you use for the slick shooter to backing knot?
This sounds like a good idea that I would like to try, but can someone describe in more detail how to whip finish the slick shooter and core together? I have used a whip finish to tie flies, but that has always involved forming a loop and bringing it over the shank of the hook, which won't work in this case. sorry about my poor knot tying skills.Brian Simonseth said:Over lap the Slick Shooter and the core of the fly line (make the Slick Shooter but up to the coating of the fly line) whip finish them together (about 2 inches) clip off tags.
Then pull the braided mono over the splice and whip finish each end. Make sure there are NO tags hanging out.