Connecters/loops for fly line?

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  1. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

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    thanks man. do you think this will work? i was gonna do it on a chunk of line just to see how much glue i will need
     
  2. Ed Call

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    I guess it could work. Not familiar with how shoe goo works on pvc or pu lines. Sorry, not much help there, maybe some of our chemists? A tube of UV knotsense and some sunlight (apply in the shade or inside, then expose to sunlight or a UV pen light) really does the knot coating trick. Knots are big though, bigger than welded loops. Welding is awesome, just takes a bit of practice to get it down. A local shop can teach you, probably sell you a kit and get you going.
     
  3. Loren Jensen

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    ok i will experiment and if it works i will let you know! thanks mumbles
     
  4. Blue

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    I make my own loops. I can make them as small as I want and no hang-up what so ever:

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    But, my next choice would be the braided.
     
  5. DaveH

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    I just made a loop today, using grey tying thread and CA. I folded the line over, coated it lightly with medium thick CA, wrapped it with thread and hit it with kicker. That is to say, sprayed on a some accelerator to force a cure and avoid the mess. Its really strong. Blue's looks cooler, though, with that red stuff.......
     
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    Indicator....LOL
     
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    Funny! I never thought indicator. Just cool looking red stuff.... I need more coffee........:eek:
     
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    Just red fly tying thread and coated with Loon UV Knot Sense
     
  9. Roby

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    What could you use instead of knot sense?

    Roby
     
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    Any rubbery waterproof glue like Pliobond.
     
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    Ok cool thanks for the info.

    Roby
     
  12. Loren Jensen

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    thanks blue. shoe goo was a bitch. i need to warm it up some.
     
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    Aqua Seal works too.
     
  14. Loren Jensen

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    i put a few more coats on. seemed to be the trick. but....i did what blue does and wrapped one up in my vise. i love it. feels strong, and slender as a starving rat.
     
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    Gorilla glue , you can also tie flies with it "ants" just add a little with a drop of water and coat .