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How To: Braided Loops

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Ever had a problem with a welded loop on your fly line or sick of tying nail knots between your backing and fly line? Here I look at braided loops and how to make your own. Very handy when you travel and your loop of knot fails.

Save yourself time and put loops on the back of your line so you can change lines quickly. You can also use them between the line and leader for fast changes there. I use them on 7 weights plus and stick with nail knots on the smaller lines. The Jury is still out on whether they spook fish, but let’s face it it’s harder to see than your fly line and your fly is usually 7 - 12ft from the loop. It hasn’t prevented me catching fish, so be your own judge.