6. Exception to Number 5:
With a Bimini, fewer turns (than the standard 20-plus) are better, say Temple and Mossman (the latter uses 10 turns and has done exhaustive machine testing to conclude that is optimal).
7. Connect braid to a single-strand steel bite leader either by using a small swivel or by tying to a mono leader and connecting the mono to the wire via an Albright.
A few experts indicated they would tie braid directly to a wire bite leader with an Albright, but most chose not to do so.
8. Consider making wind-ons.
"Mono spliced into the same line-class Dacron and connected to the double [braided] line with a loop-to-loop knot passes through the guides nicely, especially when casting." - Laurie Wright
9. Consider using a Dacron-sock chafe guard over braid knots where possible. - Allen DeSilva
10. Keep in mind that braids differ in composition and "feel," and a knot that works well with one type of braid may not work with another. - Brent Gaskill
11. Check your knots frequently for abrasion.
Failing to do so regularly can lead to some "real heartbreakers when you hook a great fish." - Andy Mezirow
12. Ultimately, keep it simple and use what works.
"Pick a knot that works [for you] and stick with it! You should be able to tie it with your eyes closed." - Steve Byrne
"Just learn to tie two or three good knots with consistency, and you'll never have a problem." - Brent Gaskill