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Old 10-22-2019, 02:34 AM   #30
Rob Allen
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Re: Rob Allen knot.

Any knot or lump on the tag end will make it easier to undo but, this is something that can now hook up and pull the loop out, for example when being dragged over a reef.

I saw this happen when a shot fish ended up on the shooting line (spear passed through) and a large groper took the fish and ran off with it. The trailing spear was on the reef and, as the groper ran, the barb hooked into the reef causing the groper to run down the line. As the knot with a burnt lump on the tag end, passed through his mouth the knot was undone. In this case it worked out for the best as the spear was easier to recover.
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