Re: Why did my tippet ruin my day?
Possible cause... tightening a dry knot.
Are you wetting the knot before cinching it down? If you don't do this, the heat from the friction when tightening the knot can severely weaken your line in the knot area.
I use a simple clinch knot and once the line is wrapped and passed back through, I get some saliva on there before tightening it down.
Just a thought... I never really had the tippet fail exactly where do describe (that I can recall anyway).
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