Philly, this can decrease the holding power of the braid, by not allowing it to stretch and grab the fly line.Philly said:I use the braided loops for both connections. I use the Orvis brand, and have never had problem with them.
I clip the fly line to a point, and work it into the braid to the base of the loop. I work either Aqua Seal or Goop into the braid where it covers the fly line. Slide the small piece of flexible tube that comes with the braid to the end of the braid. Put a small dab of the AS or G over it and let it set up.
Actually I was trying to get across that the nail knot I use is when the butt ld is inserted in the fly line via a needle, pushed up the fly line about 3/4 " to 1" then pooped thru fly line and nail knotted in this position. You end up with the 3/4 " or so up the fly line inseated of nail knotting to very tip of fly line. The butt end of your ld. now exits the center of the fly line. Add a drop of knot sense and you have a smooth connection that is very strong!Narragansett said:Dixie, Are you saying you use the slip on chinese finger type by Rio or cortland?. I have Those on a freshwater line, but I put a nail knot at the of the braid out of dacron backing. Thanks for the offer I have heard peple say they are great, and other people say they do not trust them. The link you sent looks interesting. I take it you do not do the hand made loop in the link you sent me? Double nail knots failing??? You know why i think that is......people using braid to tie the knot instead of mono. You use 50 poung braid, and you can make a REAL tight knot
Flyguy. The only advantage I see to the albright is the sise. it would appear to put the same physical strain on the line a s the nail knot?
John, sounds like you are doing what I am doing, only I us a douple nail know.
I think Capt Lou is kind of saying the same as flyguy, but with a nail knot and not an albright, or double the line overm ake a loop and put a nail knot in it.
Well i have lines with slip on's, double nail knots, and a whip finish that Foulhook put together for me.
The first one to fail will get an albight............with UV knotsense
2 nd that sentiment. Don't coat the whole braided sleeve, it keeps it from doing what it's supposed to do. When I use one, I'll whip the loose end and coat no more than 1/2 inch of the braid with knot sense. You have to allow the sleeve to tighten and bite on tension.dixie noormiss said:Philly, this can decrease the holding power of the braid, by not allowing it to stretch and grab the fly line.
FYI 20 + big tarpoonsNarragansett said:Captain Lou, I know exactly the type of connection you are using, I just have not tried to do it yet. It is a rather traditional method. Looks like there are a lot of ways that everybody swears by. I am going to wait and see which method I have fails, and what does not, and then I guess, go from there
Who beat the world record twelve times by over 20lbs?? I am friends with Al McReynolds and he hasn't told me his record was topped?Capt. Lou said:FYI 20 + big tarpoons
12 Stripers over 100#'s
Numerous Mahi up to 40#'s
25 plus sails up to 120 #
Tuna 3 up to 90#'s
Several Wahoo up to 40#'s
ETC , ETc.