On the WB BlackBird with line set up using rings and Garda hitch the Amsteel Blue getting flattened by the rings had me concerned. So back to simple and quick (slipped buntline). Some problems have occured using the Garda Hitch even on lines with braided casing such as Spyderline. The other name for a Garda Hitch is the "Alpine Clutch". The hitches origin (I think) was to move items in one direction. Maybe holding a heavy static load is not an appropriate use for this hitch?