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Old 08-06-2007, 08:11 AM
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Get yourself a couple of spools of gudebrod 50# braided mono and make double-catch loops (see dan blanton's site) for both ends of the fly line. Nothing goes in and out through the tip top easier which is key when it's time to boat the fish.

Lots of good suggestions for the backing loop- I use a double bimini tied in 60# power pro. No more difficult to tie than a regular bimini. There is only so much pressure you are going to put on the fish with 150-200 yards of backing out anyway - especially with the stretch of the fly line.

Hope you didn't get blown out yesterday. We did.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDave

Hope you didn't get blown out yesterday. We did.
Never made it out. My friend called the night before, he came down with a fever & was sick. He has to be pretty sick to not go fishing.

Thanks for all the tips guys. I ended up retying the Bimini loop a little longer and tying a surgeons loop so I had a double loop type deal. I think this is what JimS was telling me to do. Anyway it looked a lot better. & I could not pull it apart when I tested it. It now does not look like a good pull will sever the line.

Now if the fishing Gods will align the damned planets maybe I can get out on the water
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