Re: A better knot
The way I do it this:
I thread the line throught the fly (or lure).
Make a loop about 1.5" long (approximately) then hold the tag line and main line between my thumb and finger.
Insert the hemo into the the loop and twirl it 5 or 6 times to get the twists.
Grasp the tag line with the hemo's and pull it back through the loop.
At this point, I put down the hemo's and grasp the tag end in my teeth. I pull the main line and the lure directly away from each other while holding onto the tagline. Once the knot is cinched down on the fly (or lure), I test it to see if slips.
If not, I cut the tag and off we go.
It's an excellent way of doing it for flourocarbon as this stuff can be a bear to tie this knot with. Beats the heck out of trying to twirl or twist the lure/fly/swivel in your fingers and run the tag line back through the loop.
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?