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    Default Polyleader loop knot.

    Airflo suggest tying a simple overhand knot to form the loop on these, which I do. But it annoys me that the loop then goes off at an angle with that method. It isn't so noticeable on a trout leader but on a salmon polyleader the angle is quite obvious.
    It's just a wee thing, but it kinda irks me. Is there a better knot that will have the loop in a straight line with the rest of the polyleader? I tried the figure of eight knot but it looks a bit bulky.
    Before anyone says.....I know it's a bit anal.

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    Use tippet rings
    Regards Gary
    Fishing for 60 years and am still trying to understand why I do it, but I love misunderstandings

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    As Mr gwelsher say's above tippet rings

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    perfection loop
    Id rather have something I don't need than need something I haven't got!!

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    I just use the overhand knot but I know what you mean, if you want the loop to lie straight the perfection loop does it.


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    I've attached 20 lb test braided mono loops to the ends of all my poly leaders. I work the end of the poly leader up into the braid and attach it with Pliobond. It makes a neat connection that doesn't fatigue as quickly as a knot.
    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. Steven Wright

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    Riverge rings
    Remember Thomas Muir of Huntershill

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    I don't like a loop in my poly leader, I don't like the hinge effect of tippet rings either. I prefer to use a two turn surgeons knot to join my tippet, i think 3 turns weakens the knot. I also use a tiny amount of zap a gap on the knot. when my tippet is too short I just tie in another behind the existing knot and then cut off the old one. When using a surgeons knot it's important not to do too much of a jump in diameter, it's also not good for energy transfer and turnover.

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    Perfection loop knot

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    Perfection loop also

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