Re: Knot to swim bait and iron
Chesapeake.... Gotcha, I feel the same way. Just had to train myself not to worry about it. If I actually needed a compact knot, I wouldn’t hesitate to find something else.
The one knot I have trouble with is the Palomar. I’d really like to watch an expert tie one and coach me. I find them difficult to pull tight no matter how much slobber I use.
One thing that makes knots so much better these days is the lines themselves being so much better than when I was a kid.