I was rigging my gear up for salmon fishing and thought I’d try using a Palomar knot-As opposed to Using my normal improved clinch knot- to increase the strength of the tie to the barrel swivel; However , the opposite seemed to occur. When I applied pressure , I was able to break the Palomar Knot with my hands with some difficulty but not the improved clinch knot. I figured that the Palomar would be stronger due to its structure , more specifically , the fact that it is doubled when wrapped around the barrel swivel. This should increase strength by Differentiating the force onto 2 strands as opposed to just one I would think , right? But the clinch knot appeared superior : why??