The Bimini Twist

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For This Kind of Pressure, You Need a Twist Photo by Louis Cahill

The Bimini Twist may be the the most mysterious knot in fly fishing.

I love the look you get when you tie one. It’s as though you pulled a rabbit out of your fishing hat. In reality, the Bimini Twist is not a difficult knot. Once you understand it it’s very easy to tie and it can not be beat for strength. It is the best method for attaching you backing to your fly line and a knot every angler should know how to tie. Here’s Capt. Joel Dickey to show you how easy it is.

Watch the video and learn to tie the Bimini Twist!

Louis Cahill
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7 thoughts on “The Bimini Twist

  1. Hey Pawel the Bimini twist should always be put in the backing… I just used fly line so you could see it better in the video.. I’m pretty sure I relayed that message in the video but I have yet to look at the edited footage… Hope that answers your question if not let us know…. Joel

  2. Capt Joel-
    Once you’ve got the bimini in, how do you attached the backing to the leader? nail knot, or something else?


    • Boat man Dan – I personally only trust a loop to loop connection… So therefore I whip a loop in the end of the fly line and attach it that way… However most fly lines come with a loop in them anymore.. I will be doing a video on the loop that I whip in the line in the future.. Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any more questions..

      Capt. Joel Dickey

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