I have recently acquired some loop tips and i was wondering if anyone could suggest a neat way of forming a loop on the end? i don't mind using a braided loop connections on the sinking tips but i imagine that they would affect the presentation on the floating and intermediate tips. Many thanks Ian
If so, I would suggest that you strip enough of the coating off at either end to form loops. This can be made easier by dipping the ends of the lines in nail varnish remover for five minutes. Take some thread on a bobbin holder, hold the stripped part of line in a loop and spin the bobbin holder around, wrapping the line to form a loop. Once you have sufficient thread on, knot to finish and apply just enough superglue to soak in a bit. I then coat the loop with Aquasure.
If the tips have a mono core, I would put a bradied loop at the reel end, and, tie a leader ring to the leader end with a grinner or other knot of your own preference. I also add a little drop of glue to that knot.
There are other ways to do it, but, although this all sounds a bit complicated, IMO this is the easiest way to achieve neat connections.
 to spin the thread around the loop, hold the two pieces of line where the loop will be joined with one hand, and also the end of the thread. Hold the extremity of the loop with the other hand; bobbin holder hanging free. Move your hands in a skipping motion to make the bobbin holder spin around the loop.
If all of this makes no sense at all, let me know and I will make some tips up shortly and take photos of the steps.
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