Originally Posted by Pbarrow
Agreed, and thanks for the tips. Do you add 5# to outside mains only or crosses too? I did buy a starting clamp after my first 3 jobs and you're right it's much better. The knots on synthetics seems easy, gut is medium hard, but that darn poly is tough to get the knots tight!
I do +5# on both mains and crosses.
If you haven't already seen this, imo this is one of the best youtube vids out there on tightening knots.
Personally I haven't found poly knots to be that much more difficult than any other ones. It may just be that it comes with practice!