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Fly Lines - Welded loops

Started by ianmck, April 29, 2023, 09:46:47 PM

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Bought a fly line for the first time in many years this week. A wychwood feather down floater. It has a 'welded loop' built into the fly line material itself. A first for me. Braided loops were all the rage the last time I bought a fly line. Are these welded loops the standard now and are they reliable? I'm hoping they don't create too much water disturbance when casting.


I cut the welded loops off and replace them with Moser Minicons. This makes a much neater loop to loop joint with the Perfection Loop on the leader butt.

I find these welded loops tend to split and hinge quite quickly. 


If you cut off the loop seal the cut with some waterproof glue. Don't use a runny one or it will wick up the core and make the end of the line hard and it will crack over time with use.
Don't worry, be happy.
Carried it in full, then carry it out empty.

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I use them for Salmon fishing, been using the same line for 10 years now and still great, has 4 different heads and no hinging or any other problems, now it hasn't been used as much as a troot line, maybe 3 or 4 years worth of use in comparison.

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