Re: A new knot I hadnt heard of...the Berkley Braid Knot...
This does not pertain to a BRAID knot, but earlier this week I was preparing some terminal tackle using 5/0 Circle Hooks and 50# monofilament line.
1 First, I wanted to use the Berkely Trilene Knot.
Problem, It rather "gobbed up" at the eye of the hook, looking ugly as hell.
2 Second, I planned to cure that ill with the Palomar Knot, which is dead reliable for sure.
Problem? 50# test mono will not double loop through the eye of that hook.
3 Third, fearing the worst, I reverted to the old Improved Clinch Knot.
NO Problem there. Knot came off looking neat and clean.
Why oh Why? I don't know. I'm not allowed to ring the bell; but I know I can trust that knot. I'll try anything that works. Its surprising though, that sometimes, it pays to look for alternate or new knots for different applications.