Re: mono and knot question

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Posted by Jim Williams on 2010-09-06 12:56:52 in reply to Re: mono and knot question posted by Michael Rosa on 2010-09-06 11:39:38

A well tied three turn surgeon's ( which is NOT a triple surgeon's) is somewhere around 90-95%. Since it can nearly be tied in the dark it's what I use almost all the time. If I'm at my desk tying up some leaders, I'll often use a more complicated knot, but not while I'm standing waist deep in a steelhead run. I like the looks of a finished slim beauty better than a surgeon's, but I've not determined it actually exceeds the knot strength of one. The slim beauty is clearly a better knot when the differences between the two materials is significant, like when tying on the bite tippet to a class tippet in a big game leader. No argument there. But when the differences are more than 0.002", but still well less than attaching an 80lb bite to a 20lb class, then I find the surgeon's works as well as any knot, and better than most.

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