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Old 07-26-2005, 10:34 AM
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Question Connections For Silk Line

I just reveived a new silk flyline for my Bamboo rod. Right now I am going through the process of greasing it prior to starting the break in process.

My question is:

What are the recommended knots/methods used for flyline to leader connections for silk lines.

I have read that the traditional nail knot will cut into silk....unfortunately.....no alternatives were suggested.


I am thinking of making a small loop in the end, tying it off with silk fly tying thread, and coating with Pliobond. This will let me use aloop-to-loop connection.


I would really appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:57 AM
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Your loop to loop idea sounds pretty sound to me. Any other line to leader knots that I'm aware of will probably cut into the silk.
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