Yes, I learned that the locking part of a locked brummel splice is called a marlin splice. The entire process, the eye, the lock and the bury is called a locked brummel.
Cool - Is there a certain "clear length" that's needed to separate the fixed bury and the adjustable bury?
Bunch some of it up and hold it near a heat source like a match or a long lighter.
If it melts it is not cotton.
Thanks! I didn't know if having the adjustable leg exit right at the end of the fixed bury would act like an untapered splice or not.
Its going to be that way no matter where it exits.
Understood - but wouldn't it have more of an effect if it's at the end of the fixed bury, due to the the end of the fixed bury making the braid tighter at that spot?
Probably in theory, yes. But we arent coming close to the limits of Amsteel Blue as hammockers. So IMO, its a moot point.
And properly tapered, the end of the fixed eye bury will have no impact on the exit of the adjustable bury. Its the line exiting the center of the line that creates the weak point. It will break at the exit before it breaks at the end of the fixed eye bury.