Re: Favorite "loop" knot?
“I have never had one break” are common themes in these knot discussions; this implies that there is little correlation between lab or pre testing and the real world of in the water fishing. Regarding this discussion, I would take a lesson from the trout fishers; you do want the knot from the tippet to the fly to break before the knot from the tippet to the end of the tapered fly leader. The main reason is to minimize the introduction of mono into the environment or attached to the fishes body. Secondarily, if the tippet is tied long enough you just tie on another fly and you are fishing again in a timely manner in an area that is more likely to have fish. Pretesting your rigs as I previously mentioned is the correct way to achieve this goal.