Me and my wife watched the video a few times, then she went to teach me how to tie it lol I'm finally getting the hang of it, but still do it awkward. ( I am still working on it as I have line and a hook on my desk )
Now I need to hook some fish to get some confidence in it.
It is a pain at first but it gets easier. But try a double palomar. I have been using that lately with success. However, it is easier with smaller line, once you start to get up in the lb test it becomes hard to get the 2nd loop through the hook eye.
Wow. What a coincidence. I was looking for knots to tie for fluorocarbon yesterday when I was tying on a hook and found this video on youtube. I used this knot, and yes it did take me a couple of times to get. It sure is a PAIN to tie, but I think it is going to be worth it in the long run. At least I hope so. Also, after doing it 5 times or so, ya kinda begin to get the hang of it. Key being, I did not say PERFECT it, I said get the hang of it haha.
I have the knot down. Now what is bothering me about it is how wasteful it is. I wind up throwing away a lot of fluorocarbon. This is not a huge issue as i am not changing my lures a lot. When i tie on i have confidence in that lure, but it still bugs me to throw away so much expensive line. I suppose i will just keep knocking this dude out, as the knot is VERY strong.
That's the one thing I don't like too. Brandon. You do waste a lot of line. I see no way around that. But yes, it is a SUPER strong knot.
What really sucks is when you have a fluorocarbon leader. Every time you have to retie you are using at least a foot of that leader up. And when you get down to only 3 or 4 foot of leader, well, scrap that 3 or 4 foot of line too because now the leader is too short. And if you're using Tatsu or FC Sniper, that's an expensive few feet of line to be throwing away.
I have had nothing but good luck with the ol improved clinch knot. I will not sway from using it. When attaching a fluoro leader to braid, I have started using the alberto knot and LOVE it. very strong and very easy to tie. I used to use uni to uni and the alberto is easier and stronger according to knot wars.