I imagine the tippets we usually use getting cut quickly by a striper. I wonder how a piece of 12 or 14 pound mono would act in a surgeons knot connection with a 3x leader, maybe a Rio tapered? If it would form a solid connection or slip out when you set the hook on that 15lb. Striper? If you spend 2 hours + on a fly you would cry if that knot slipped at hook set.
I thought somebody here would have probably crossed that bridge a few times.
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