Insider Tips Video: How To Tie a Bimini Twist

We’ve got a new Insider Tips Video up on our YouTube and Vimeo Channels. In this video, Andy Dunn shows us how to tie a Bimini Twist.

The Bimini Twist is a great rigging knot to know. And with a little bit of practice, it’s not as intimidating as it might first appear. If you fish any setup that’s a six weight or larger, we recommend a Bimini Twist for your backing to fly line connection.

As Andy points out, we use a Bimini Twist knot in these upper line weights for a couple of good reasons. First, it adds extra shock resistance in situations when large fish are going to be peeling backing off your reel.  Additionally, the Bimini Twist is said to retain 100% of its knot strength, meaning your backing is likely to break before the knot itself fails.

Finally, we like to use the Bimini on fly reels in the upper line weights because on these setups, you may need to change fly lines on a regular basis. You can expect to swap out saltwater lines on your reel, or perhaps change from a floating to an intermediate line on your streamer rod. Instead of having to re-tie a nail knot or Albright knot every time you swap the line, the Bimini Twist creates a loop-to-loop connection for quick line changes.

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Check out the video with Andy’s step-by-step look at how to tie a Bimini Twist:

If you need help, don’t hesitate to stop by the fly shop and ask us for a demo. We’d love to help. Have fun out there on the water!

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