Thanks, Tim. Good advice for sure and I do appreciate the economic benefits of using double fisherman's knots. I also called a couple places and at Bartlett, without saying there's a definitive answer, it's pretty clear that a 28" eye&eye, is the proper length for a VT tied RW. Alternatively, I was told that a 30" may work well too, if tied in a Distel hitch or as Moss recommended, a Michoan, Cooper's Hitch. What's even more perplexing is how none of this relevant info is included in either the RW's or the eye&eye's marketing material and/or information.