When you snake the braided line 30# preferred, over the exposed core, make sure you cover a good portion of the remaining coating.
I acutally use a razor to taper the edge of the coating to make it a little easier and the final knot more streamlined.
! important: always tie the nail knot so both ends of the knot bite into the coating...
in other words, a nail knot tighens on the opposite end from which you pull, so pull the tag end on the left to tighten the right end of the wraps, and vice versa. Make sure both of these are biting into coating under the braid.
Clip flush with a nail clipper, the best flush cutter for the money.
Coat with thinned aquaseal and let dry.