One of our favorite running lines for skagit style spey casting is Airflo’s Miracle Braid. It handles well in all conditions, shoots like a rocket, and better yet, it floats! Not to mention it sounds super cool as it zips through the guides. Creating a loop in Miracle Braid to attach to a skagit head or backing can be a bit clunky however. Many anglers create a loop by doubling the braid back and securing with a series of nail knots. While this method will work, it is not the smoothest connection possible.
We recently spent some time with our friends from The Confluence Fly Shop based out of Bellingham, Washington, and they showed us a simple way to splice a loop in Miracle Braid to create a knotless, super strong loop that slides through the guides with ease. The same method can also be used to create a seamless loop in Dacron backing as well! We asked them to put together a video to show our readers their method, and needless to say, they did!
Thanks to the Scott and Brandon from The Confluence Fly Shop for putting together a great video! Make sure to check them out the next time you’re in the greater Bellingham area!
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