BRIAN SIMONSETH'S LINE SPLICING INSTRUCTIONS

1) Remove 4" of coating from the Fly Line . Note from Poppy: A doubled slip loop of 20# mono pulled TIGHT will remove the coating nicely. About 1" at a time works well.
2) Feather the core of the strip fly line 1 inches

3) Using a pin vice & regular sewing needle, push the needle 1 to 1 Ĺ inches up the core of the fly line and out the side of it. Make sure it is TIGHT or the needle will slip.

4) Use UN-WAXED Dental floss (24 inches piece); put the ends of the floss thru the eye of the needle the same way. Then pull both strands of the floss thru the fly line, leave a loop about ľ inches at the end of the fly line.

5) Put the core of the feathered end into the loop of the floss; then place a business card or a piece of leather on the fly line and pull the floss ends and the core will be pulled thru. Then place the feathered end in a tying vice and pull down so that both pieces are together; separate them again a put a drop of a CA glue between them and pull them together again. Another note from Poppy: If you don't have a tying vise handy, your forceps will do in a pinch. Then use a nail clipper or scissors and cut the tag end that sticks out the side of the fly line. Youíre done with that splice.
                                                         
                                        MAKING BRAIDED LOOPS
6) Making a Dacron (mono) loop, using about 6 inches piece of 50 lbs braded mono and a Cortland Loop tool. Start about 2 inches from the end place the tool into the center of the mono and feed it up the center about 2 inches and out the side of the mono then hook the other end of the mono on the hook of the tool and pull it back, make the loop ľ (thatís what I like) then with a nail clipper clip the tag of the mono off that is sticking out the side of the mono and the loop is made.

                           COPIED FROM DANA STURN'S SPEY PAGES
LOOP BUILDING/LINE SPLICING
FLY SHOP INDEX