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Cortland Floating Leader Loops

Cortland Floating Braided Loops

Cortland Floating Braided Loops

By Cortland
4.3 stars out of 5.0
(3 Customer Reviews)

RRP: 4.99

Price: 4.45 + 95p UK delivery details

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These Cortland braided leader loops come in lightweight and heavy duty sizes to perfectly match your fly line. These are the floating versions designed for top of the water use.

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Product Description

These Cortland braided leader loops come in lightweight and heavy duty sizes to perfectly match your fly line.

These are the floating versions designed for top of the water use.

DETAILS

Each pack has four braided leader loops and heat-shrink tubing to make a fast and effective, smooth clean join.

These loops come in two different sizes: 2-7 wt for lines between AFTM 2 and 7 and 8-15 wt for lines from AFTM 8 upwards.

The 2-7 weight loops are made from 30lb braided nylon and are perfect for trout fishing. The 8-15 weight loops are made from 50lb braided nylon and are ideal for Salmon and Saltwater fishing.

Full instructions are included on the back of the pack.

MANUFACTURERS DESCRIPTION

Slip On Leader Loops
Instructions:

1. Pull heat shrink connector onto leader loop.

2. Thread leader loop all the way onto the fly line using the "inch worm" technique.

3. Pull heat shrink connector down loop, covering half of the loop end and half of the flyline. Heat shrink connector with temperatures exceeding 230F (110C).

To make a loop-to-loop connection:

1. Pass leader loop thru line loop.
2. Pass the small end of line loop thru leader loop.
3. Tighten by pulling in opposite direction.

Note: The pack contains diagrams to go with the instructions.

OUR OPINION

Leader loops are a great way to add a loop to the end of a fly line. The way they're fixed means the harder they're pulled the stronger the braid grips the line.

They can be a bit fiddly the first time you put them on. After that it's really quite simple. A tip is to push the braid over the fly line a bit at a time as pushing the braid makes it expand so the line can slide in more easily.

These loops use heat shrink tubing rather than a rubber sleeve which makes for a fast, secure and tidy connection without the need for superglue. An easy way to shrink the tubing is with a match or cigarette lighter. Just be careful not to hold the flame too near the joint as you don't want to melt the fly line.

These loops do come in different sizes to match your line and / or fishing style. They are little bit more expensive but remember there are four loops in the pack and it's often worth paying that bit more for the extra quality.

Cortland Floating Leader Loops Reviews


Cortland Floating Leader Loops (2-7 wt)
 3 Reviews
4.3 out of 5.0 stars

Reviews:

  Cortland Floating Leader Loops (2-7 wt)  19 November 2014

By a customer from West Yorkshire

 

  Cortland Floating Leader Loops (2-7 wt)  20 January 2014

By a customer from Warwickshire

 

  Cortland Floating Leader Loops (2-7 wt)  29 July 2013

By a customer from Aberdeenshire

 


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