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used both improved clinch knot and non slip loop knot for chunking for tuna. I was tying 60 and 80 pound flour. to 5/0 mutu hooks didnt have any failure with any of the knots but it was a pain in the butt to get them to tighten. Is there an easier knot to tie or should I just suck it up and stop being a sissy. Thanks for any info. YFT bite is going off by the way in the GOM near floaters.
 

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Hey ashton!

If the knots you used work and didn't fail, I'd say stick with them!

When I'm on trips, one of the first things I do on the boat is create a "knot-testing" rig close to my tackle station.

You can tie a piece of 200# mono around a solid, stationary part of the boat and then I add a metal ring (like a 3" ring from a keychain) to tighten and test my knots before I use them.

It really helps me sinch down my knot, the Trilene, to avoid knot slippage.
 

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