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  • This happened to My 7wt intermediate sink line can i cut it and just use a nail knot? Would that work fine?

     Luna updated 1 month ago 2 Members · 16 Posts
  • Luna

    Member
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    This happened to My 7wt intermediate sink line can i cut it and just use a nail knot? Would that work fine?

  • BetterThanStarxz

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Contact the company to see if they can warranty the line. If not, they may give a discount for a line trade in. When in doubt, mail knot works just fine.

  • Turdsonahook

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    I do it all the time. Usually roll my own sink tips.

  • unclepatty

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    I would, take 2 seconds

  • patrickthunnus

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    I always liked braided loops on my fly lines with loop to loop connection to a braided leader; everything slides through guides smoothly no matter the angle. 1 less thing to foul when landing a big fish.

  • dominator_05_

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Yea should be, I’ve retied the loop many times due to wear and tear

  • RaucousLife

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    You can also tie a perfection loop on the end if you want to keep your leader connection simple. It will also stop the internal line from stripping further.

  • ponychonies

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Get some Amnesia and make your own loop.

  • wkgood2

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    There’s a video on YT from Mad river outfitters on whipping your own loop on a fly line. Worth a watch. Nail knot will definitely work though

  • gravity_bomb

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Nail knot it with the butt section of a leader, and make sure to close the break with some uv resin

  • OG_pooperman

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    My loop broke in the first outing on my current line. I cut it and used a nail knot with a loop on the end of some 15lb mono. Been working just fine the whole summer

  • FullFrontalHug

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    You can make a new “welded loop” with some tying thread and UV resin. Just cut off above the break, loop the line against itself, wrap thread around the junction, whip finish and UV/glue it.

  • TheCivilRanger

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Use the butt end of an old leader or some heavy maxima line with a loop tied in it and just nail know the opposite end to the fly line. Done it multiple times and it works fine. A lot of lines out there are sold without a welded loop and this is what you end up doing anyways.

  • Gruntfutoc

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Same happened to mine. Nail knot, braided loop will all work well.

  • bignose703

    Guest
    September 15, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    There’s a couple ways to deal with this,

    One: what I would do is tie a precision loop on a piece of like 40-50lb mono, then nail-knot that to your line, that way you can just loop-loop connect your leaders instead of nail knotting every time.

    Two: use some 15-20 lb mono to recreate a loop in the fly line, then use some UV cure to smooth out the mono… I can’t explain it very well, but I’ve done it in the past. I find the previous method more reliable though.

    Three: use a “welded loop” from a fly shop, they’re expensive and I’ve never been able to get them to work correctly.

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