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Spliced braided mono connectors on either end of their fly line

I notice that many people are using the spliced braided mono connectors on either end of their fly line and assume it's secure. So, using single-strand wire to form a 2-foot splicing needle, I spliced the backing 12 inches inside itself to form a loop and then whipped flat waxed nylon in two places to hold it secure. Is this going to hold?

February 18, 2005
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Question:
I notice that many people are using the spliced braided mono connectors on either end of their fly line and assume it’s secure. So, using single-strand wire to form a 2-foot splicing needle, I spliced the backing 12 inches inside itself to form a loop and then whipped flat waxed nylon in two places to hold it secure. Is this going to hold?

Desmond Ng
Singapore, HK

Answer:
It will hold well if you coat the wrapping with Pliobond, Aqua-Seal or a similar flexible glue. To clearly understand how to make braided loops, visit www.danblanton.com, click on “Tackle and Techniques” and then on “Getting Looped.” Danny has excellent text and illustrations that explain the method.

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-Lefty

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