Sometimes, novices fail to remember to trim the core end after tying a knot. Not trimming it completely to prevent some mistakes could be handy sometimes but problems arise when a tag end becomes as well long. An untrimmed core end can wind up making the knot heavier or trigger unwanted drag specifically in shallower waters where the fish can be notified by the existence of the line.
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The recommended size of a core end after a protected knot is connected is 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch. Here it interests note that there are variations in the metrics as well as scales used for angling rods from the Western world to the Europeans to the Japanese.