I came up with this little idea after the welded loop on a sink tip line broke. It didn’t just break, I was reeling in a salmon when the line went slack. I reeled in my line to examine whatever had gave out only to find that my sink tip was finished. That was the only Hi Density tip I had with because like many I never foresaw this as a problem.
The cause of the failure was the mono filament leader that I had connected to my welded loop fly line. Like you I use the common loop to loop connection and after time that mono will cut right through a sink tip or floating line.
Below is a 3 year old welded loop from one of my lines.
Seen from both sides, do your welded loops look that good after 3 years and numerous large fish caught on the lines?
That line / loop is like new and here’s how I manage that.
What you see above is a braided loop connector that connects direct to my fly lines. The one pictured is an orange 50 pound braid.
These loops are available in the following sizes.
25 Pound Braid: black or white material
35 Pound Braid: black or orange material
50 Pound Braid: Black – white – orange material
Price by the dozen delivered in a tracked small mail package for $26.00
Price individually for $3.99 each which includes postage to your address in USA.
International: Price to my Friends in The UK. $28.00 USD
Just use the ‘Contact Us’ tab top of page to order and receive Pay Pal address
If you are wondering, will this affect my casting see below.
That white thing you can spot near the front of the unfurling kine is a 50 pound braided double loop. There is also a 15 foot leader connected to the braided connector. The line is an olive colored 45′ Scandi head with orange running line you can begin to see being fed into the back of the cast.
I have been using these since 2010 and have noticed Zero ‘hinging’ of my line to leader during casting. These protect the welded loops we pay for when we buy new fly lines and I consider them cheap insurance on a $100.00 fly line.
You can contact through the e-mail here on the website if interested, thanks for looking