I've heard it failed on that machine before. But I prove to myself over and over that it's strong and durable. I am a line watcher/checker as well. Since I pitch nearly all the time, I'm constantly feeling my line above the knot and will retie in a heart beat. Might be the reason this knot is so successful for me, I don't give it time to fail because of the frays above it. I will also retie after a good fish, or after a couple average fish. Just a habit.
I don't know where I learned it, I've been tying it for so many years I can't remember tying anything else on a regular basis, Bill Dance in the 80's -- probably
I loved watching him haul monsters out of that pond of his.
Thanks for watching and thanks for the feedback
Anyone else with a name clue or that uses it or won't please let us know.