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Old 05-15-2002, 12:21 AM
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Yep, I wet the knot with saliva before cinching it down. It had more to do with the way I tried to land the fish. I grabbed the leader about a foot from the trout and lifted them half out of the water while trying to get my hemos on the hook. A quick head shake from a large trout easily snapped the 6x tippet when held that way. Since then, I have been told not to grab the leader tightly so that the flex of the rod can absorb a head shake and prevent the tippet from snapping.
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