Re: Why did my tippet ruin my day?
I really appreciate all the responses and suggestions. I have never been a big fan of the orvis knot but I may try the nonslip loop knot, as it seems to be strong, fairly easy to tie, and have some other advantages.
I must say that I know I am supposed to wet a knot before tightening it but I am not sure I did it every time. There is a good chance I was being careless because I have never experienced this problem before and never was quite sure how important it is. I will definitely not leave that to chance again.
If nothing else, at least I have a good excuse to go to the fly shop and pick up some new tippet and flies! Still frustrated to have wasted one of those perfect days on the water. Live and learn I guess.