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Here is the video proof and as you can see, once you tie the sebile a 100 time, you can tie it in a minute.
Nice tests and very interesting.
Breaking strength of the line or the knot in a slow pressure situation is not proof which line or knot is best.
Most all braided lines will test above their rated breaking strength in pounds. Some will be way over. If a knot breaks at 75% of the rated line then in most cases it will be above the rated line strength.
Not everyone ties knots the same or as good as you do. Many knots that I have seen fail were poorly tied or not correctly done.
It would be interesting to see how knots test with a quick snap or jerk like you are setting the hook or when a fish makes a quick run. It seems that is when most lines break. A nick or abrasion in the line will make a huge difference also. I doubt if many fishermen could even lift a 30 pound weight off the bottom in 30 feet of water using a rod and reel. Most could not lift a 5 lb weight with an inshore rod and reel. You would have to have a real broom stick. A 20,30 or 40 lb fish would be no problem if it were not providing any resistance or fighting in any way.
Keep up with your testing and try with line soaked in water for a while.
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If the FS staff had one of those fancy machines they could do their own "knot wars" videos.
Nice to see the knot war finally testing line to leader knot. If 13lbs was the best that they got out of 14lb fireline then they have a long way to go. In my test 14lbs fireline has terrible knot strength but I was able to still manage 20lbs of force before it snaps. I got 15lbs of 8lbs fireline and 18 lbs out of 10lbs fireline. 14lbs fireline is much thicker but does not fare much better.
I have never had a surgeon's knot fail and it's easy to tie. http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/surgeons-knot/ Not the smallest (no pun intended) , but I usually try not to pull through the rod tip anyway.