Help!!! Welded Loop Issue...???
I still consider myself a beginner at fly fishing!
Most of my fly fishing is with a full sinking head attached to an intermediate running line. I am often fishing in stained, murky, muddy water.
With the species I target and my style of fishing I like to use leaders that are approximately 4ft to 5ft long
I like the knotless tapered leaders, However its hard to find any under 6 ft. They are expensive and since Im fishing sub-surface, blind casting I don't think Im getting my moneys worth from the knotless tapered leader. Plus I get wind knots or overhand knots in my leader from poor casting skills. Inevitably, I will get a wind knot pulled so tight by a fish I cant untangle it. The over hand knot/wind knot in the leader weakens it substantially....so Im taking it off and putting on a new one.
What I have been doing I take a piece of 30# mono 1.5 ft long with a perfection loop on each end. I attach the 30# mono perfection loop the the Welded loop of my fly line and then I attach another piece of 10 to 15 pound fluorocarbon about 3 foot long with a perfection loop in on end and lure on the other.
I am happy with the loop to loop connection (hand shake connection) where the 30# pound mono connects to the fly line.
However I am not Satisfied with the loop to loop connection of the 10# to the 30#, it always seems to hing...It will not stay connected in the text book "Hand Shake" position.
I would like to simply connect my 10/15# leader directly to my factory welded loop and do away with the 30# altogether. But when I have done this in the past the thin diameter of the 10/15# cuts through the fly line coating. This really bothers me because the Rio lines I use cost $100 each.
I do not want to cut of the factory welded loop off and simply nail knot my 10/15# direct to the fly line. I often fish spawning runs of fish and can catch 100 fish per day, leaders gets worn and needs to be replaced frequently so the nail knot directly to fly line would not work because I would eventually cut away all of my fly line tip by replacing the leader and nail knot. I really do not like the thought gradually cutting away inch by inch a $100 fly line!
So....has anyone figured out how to attach a shot piece of thin diameter leader to the factory welded loop and not have it cut through the fly line coating under the pressure of a fish???
Some kind of chaff protection on the thin diameter leader loop?
Some kind of chaff protection the the Factory Welded loop?
Any advice will be appreciated