Re: Wind knots in tippet or leader
I actually agree with RipTide on this. If you can't get it out, you probably need to replace it.
That said, I'm frequently fishing the local streams for fish under 2# with 3x tippet, so I'll often just not worry about it until I hang on a permasnag*, or am changing flies anyway or something.
Why 3x for runts, you say? Stiffer mono is a bit less likely to knot up, turns over bulky flies better, and I find it easier to knot. (we're also talking about bass and sunfish here)
(Permasnag- a spot from which one cannot free their fly via wiggling, the roll cast trick, or walking past it and pulling; frequently includes higher tree limbs, or deeper holes)