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Old 03-19-2008, 09:18 PM
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Hi. I am getting ready to do my first whipped loops in my fly line. My question is about which thread is appropriate for this. I have heard Kevlar mentioned. I have some 6/0 prewaxed Orvis thread ( I know nothing about fly tying....yet). Will the 6/0 work??
This setup will be for saltwater (bonefish, permit, tarpon).
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Are you planning on using the "spinning bobbin" method? Unless the 6/0 is Kevlar, might be a tad weak. A spinning bobbin that becomes a flying bobbin could do some damage I've used Orvis G and it holds up fine.
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:24 PM
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Adrian thanks for the reply. Yes I was planning on using the spinning bobbin method....will have to rethink that though

What thread do you suggest? I have read of people using mono (like 10lb test) but can't imagine how I would hook that up to the bobbin to spin????? Is it done another way with mono?

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Wet line,
I use the method you are describing, I use either Kevelar thread I am not sure of the size, the lable is missing of the spool. or I use Danvilles fine mono. I prefer the kevelar for heavier saltwater stuff & the mono for lighter trout sized line.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:44 AM
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Wet Line

I have not seen anyone using 10 lb mono to spin a loop but I have seen a number of people, including me, using 10 lb mono to make two nail knots to form the loop. The knots are placed about an 1/8" apart and then glued.

I recently had the Bears Den rig a 12 wt outfit for me for small tuna and Scott used two nail knots to form each loop and then coated them with something which I think was called KnotSense ( the stuff you cure with a light). Since Scott knows what he is doing I would have confidence in a loop which was formed using nail knots.

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Old 03-21-2008, 03:23 PM
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Thanks guys for the replies. It seems the two nail knot method has a strong following. I am thinking this maybe the way to go.

thanks for all your replies.

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