The importance of a good knot. and always check your knots as well I do this especially with rapala's ill grab the nose and wrap even my PowerPro around my hand 5-6 times and pull hard I use palomar knots mostly which tend to slip with braided line, unless you use a torch of some sort to cut your line.
What kind of line does your friend use?
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