08-15-2008, 11:29 AM
Re: A better knot
As we all know, knots slip when they're not seated correctly
With a clinch knot, the number of turns you make around the standing line determines how well the knot will seat
Heavy mono may take only 3 1/2 or 4 turns, light mono might take 7 or even 8
The only way to tell is if you make the turns by hand
...You will be able feel the resistance and subsequently, you will know when to stop when you've made enough turns
I've given up on the 'improvement' of the clinch knot and follow this simple rule instead.
...works for me...
The same rule applies for any fishing knot where you make turns around the standing line
The uni-, blood knot, non-slip......