This is what I do also.
Originally Posted by John_N
An overhand knot or wind knot is the worst knot to have in the leader. It cut's through itself and weakens the section it is in.
"Overhand (Figure G-2). This is the simple knot that most people tie everyday as the first half of tying their shoes. It can also be used to temporarily whip the end of a rope. This knot should replace the half-hitch as a finishing knot for other knots. This knot alone will reduce the strength of a straight rope by 55 percent."
This is a quote from an Orvis Blog that is no longer on-line:
"Typically, an overhand knot, the most destructive knot you can tie in tippet material because it has the most extreme bend, weakens nylon by about 50% of its rated strength by weakens Mirage only 25% or less."
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