Connecting Tippet to Leve Line

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Connecting Tippet to Leve Line

Postby gogmagog66 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:41 am

Hi, how about a loop-to-loop ?
Or a loop (on the Level Line) and an improved clinch to tie the tippet ?
Or an eight knot on the Level Line and an improved clinch or something similar ?

And for connecting Level Line to the top of the rod ??

Look at this:


You have to pass some main line into the bigger loop, then insert perpendicularly to the formed arch the top red line, pull slightly the main line and the knot will close.
For undoing it it is sufficient to pull the little loop on the top and that's all.
No cutting the Level Line and no damage for the top red line.
What do you think ??

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Re: Connecting Tippet to Leve Line

Postby rsetina » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:11 pm

I just use tippet rings. Saves my level line and the connection is cleaner. Just my opinion. The less there is for the moss and such to cleave to my line, the better.

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Re: Connecting Tippet to Leve Line

Postby Anthony » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:05 am

The classic tenkara stopper knot/slip knot tippet connection is my favorite these days. simple and strong - i find that the connection very rarely fails. The fly knot almost always goes first.
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Re: Connecting Tippet to Leve Line

Postby Charlie P. » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:05 pm

I use a perfection loop on both the tippet and the main line and just marry them. An old habit from regular fly fishing as it makes it easy to swap tippets/flies.
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Re: Connecting Tippet to Leve Line

Postby 257ROBT » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:13 pm

I tie a simple overhand knot and attach tippet with an improved clinch knot. It works, its easy, I so far it has never failed me with Rio 5x tippet.

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