He just called it one of the newer knots with no credit to who came up with it in the 1985 printing.When I was a kid I read and re read my copy of Charlie Davis’ So Cal fishing book ‘Hookup’ until it fell apart.
If I remember right, the section on knots he wrote something like this- “The angling world is indebted to Chuck Palomar for this knot...’
It’s a good knot if not crossed around the eye.
The biggest fish I ever saw landed on one was a 205# bigeye on the 371.
Do you remember a guy named Mel Bacon ? I remember Jack. He taughtCapt.Jack Bandy,He was the capt.of the sportboat Palomar.
Jack is the man ,I had the Honor of working for him in the Early 80s.On the Reel Fun.He always would say its the way I tie my hooks.Someone Else named it.
He is the original.