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Many people are intimidated by the Bimini Twist. Honestly, the first time I ever saw someone tie the Bimini, I was also intimidated. Someone showed me how to tie it and I was no longer afraid of it. As it turns out, the Bimini Twist is not difficult at all.
There are lots of ways to set up to tie the Bimini. Some people loop it around their toe, others find a hook and still others prefer the reel handle. I don't think it really matters what you use to anchor the loop, but what is more important is that you find a comfortable way to do it and make sure that you will be able to tie it the same way on a rocking boat in the middle of the ocean. The Bimini is a knot that you really need to know how to tie with your eyes closed.
The purpose of the knot is to double the line without losing any strength in the line. When you tie a knot with 2 strands versus a single strand it will be twice as strong. Doubling the line with the Bimini Twist and then using a Double Uni or Blood Knot can create a very strong connection for Tarpon fishing or Offshore fishing.
You will also see a trick to finishing this knot without having to cut the line. A trick that Capt. Ken Harris showed me was to pop the tag end and have it break at the base of the knot every time. This is an easy trick to do, but you have to make sure that you tie a 1/2 hitch and then a 2 turn clinch or double half hitch before breaking the line with a swift snap. If you do it right, the line will break with just a few millimeters of tag remaining.
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