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Best "Permanent" Knot?

I've got this braided 3/8" line that I got on clearance at WM, to be used on the throwables on Abracadabra and the new-to-us little stink-boat, and for the little Bruce/claw anchor for the latter. It's either nylon or polyester, has pretty good hand feel, and floats. I don't know if this stuff is splice-able, but I'm not inclined to try it right now. So, since these are to be "permanent," what knot(s) would y'all recommend?

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I know that knot! But I know it as the Fisherman's Bend. I've been looking for an excuse to use it . I see one site suggests whipping the bitter end to the standing part. That seems like a good idea.

Same thing for the throwables?

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If it floats, it's polypropylene.
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You float, what does that make you?
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Put toilet paper on him and he sinks. National Review is especially effecitive as he will follow it anywhere. Sometimes takes a couple of flushes or hold down the handle.

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I know that knot! But I know it as the Fisherman's Bend. I've been looking for an excuse to use it . I see one site suggests whipping the bitter end to the standing part. That seems like a good idea.

Same thing for the throwables?

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Ever tied a Monkey's fist? I think thta is the name. It is a fun knot and great for throwing.

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Spectra, dyneema and a lot of other lines float as well.
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If it is polyprop which is likely...it will degrade quickly in UV light. Keep all of it covered when not in use.
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