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How to Make a Whip Finish Fly Line Loop

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

July 14, 2016

whip finish fly line loop

Most fly lines today come with a welded loop on the end to make it easy to attach a leader. Eventually that loop will wear out and you’ll need to add a new one. There may also be times when you’ll want to replace that welded loop with a stronger loop, in particular if you chase big game fish such as tarpon.

The answer to both situations is to cut off that welded loop and make a whip finish loop in your fly line as shown in this video from FlyCarpin.