The Bimini Twist Knot is used to form a loop on the end of a fishing line in order to transform it into a double line leader for a loop-to-loop connection. This knot generates structural integrity by incorporating up to 60 twists during the tying process.
Under optimal conditions, the Bimini Twist can allegedly preserve one hundred percent of the breaking strain of the line in which it is tied, which may be replicable in live fishing conditions when the shock load isn’t too great. Learn how to tie the Bimini Twist Knot following the steps below.
Step 1: Form a loop with the long end and twist it counter clockwise.
Step 2: Continue to twist the loop.
Step 3: Twist the loop at least 20 complete turns.
Step 4: Loop the end of the loop over a knob or stick.
Step 5: With forefinger and thumb (or two sticks) compress the twists.
Step 6: Wind the tag end tightly back around the twists.
Step 7: Holding the tag end in place, compress the twists on the loop end with forefinger.
Step 8: Wrap tag end tightly around twists moving toward the loop end.
Step 9: Continue to wrap the tag end tightly around the twists while applying pressure to the twists with forefinger.
Step 10: Continue to wrap the tag end around twists until you reach your forefinger.
Step 11: Hold the knot between thumb and forefinger.
Step 12: Secure the knot with a Half Hitch and multi-hook hitch.
Step 13: Tuck tag end between the lines.
Step 14: Pull the tag end tight.
Step 15: Wrap the tag end over and around loop two times.
Step 16: Pass the tag end between the loop and tag line.
Step 17: Pull the tag end to tighten.
Step 18: Loop the tag end through the space between twists and hitch.
Step 19: Pull the tag end to tighten the knot.
Step 20: Remove the loop from the knob.
Step 21: Trim the tag end.