How to Tie The Bimini Twist Knot [Video]
Fishing knots can be intimidating sometimes… there are just so many knots, so many opinions on knots, so many twists, and so many different fishing scenarios to think about.
And out of all the fishing knots out there, the Bimini Twist knot seems to be the one that intimidates people the most. For some reason, anglers think it’s overly difficult, or that it is only for the experts… and those thoughts couldn’t be any further from the truth.
In fact, the Bimini Twist is one of the most basic knots out there. In reality, all this knot does is it creates a loop by making a series of twists in the line and then wrapping the twists onto themselves.
Steps to Tie a Bimini Twist
- Double over the line (use at least 10 inches of doubled line so you can have a good grip)
- Make 20 to 25 twists in the doubled line
- Attached the loop to a fixed object (reel handle, knee, chair arm, etc.)
- Condense the twists into a small region
- Overlay the 2nd half to the twists over the first by lessoning the tension in the tag end (see video below)
- Tie 3 half hitch knots to lock in the bimini twist
- Cut the tag end
Video Tutorial of the Bimini Twist
Once you have the loop, you can then use it to tie off to your leader line… the most popular knots for that seem to be the Bristol knot of the Yucatan knot… check out the “Knots for Braided Line” in our Fishing Knots 101 post to see more options.
If you have any questions about how to tie the Bimini Twist or if you have any favorite connects to use with it other than the Bristol or Yucatan knot options, please leave a comment below.
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