Yes, I know it is isn't a bear.... I was attempting to be funny (sigh).
When using choke ties, remember that if you use the looper method they really must be nylon! The cotton ones will not work. They are reusable and come in lots of pretty colors. And if they don't work for you, you can always make a pot holder.
This tip comes from my good friend the "warpped weaver" (yes he spells it that way), Jeff. Thanks Jeff!