RE:fly line to backing question
Guess it's me who misunderstood! For line to leader LOOP, there are three ways to go...
a) nail knotted butt with perfection loop
Here's a nice pic of a nail knot done w/ a tube instead
of a nail (better)<!--http--><a href="http://www.algonet.se/~sjostran/images/nailknut.gif" target="_blank"> HERE </a><!--url-->
The perfection loop can be substituted with a surgeon's
loop but the perfection is preferred due to small size.
It's the loop for the rest of the leader...
<!--http--><a href="http://www.flyfishingjacksonhole.com/fishinglibrary/looptoloop.htm" target="_blank"> Perfection Loop on this site </a><!--url-->
b) braided loop
Braided are the loops you buy (or make from braided
nylon). If you use 'em, make sure you re-inforce the
attachment with a nail knot or aquaseal or both. The
shrink wrap won't cut it around here!
c) epoxy splice
Strip 1/2 of core from end of flyline using acetone
dip. Shave to sharpen end of butt material w/ razor
blade (sounds hard, but it's a pc of cake!). Insert the
pointy butt into the core, keep going until 1/2 inside
the coated line. Apply a drop of zap-a-gap onto the
exposed core, presto! Not even a bump thru the guides.
OR you can nail knot, or epoxy splice the whole leader and omit the loop if you like.