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How to Tie a Spider Hitch Knot

When you plan on fishing with light tackle and want to tie strong double line knot to connect your main fishing line to a leader, the spider hitch knot is one of the easiest fishing knots you can use.

When to Use a Spider Hitch Knot

You might be wondering; what is a spider hitch knot used for? The primary purpose of a spider hitch fishing knot is to create a strong doubled line connection when fishing with light tackle. Once tied, the spider hitch knot creates a loop that is used to connect your main line to your leader.

The spider hitch is often considered to be stronger and faster to tie than a dropper loop. Although, the spider hitch creates a loop at the end of a line, while a dropper loop is generally used to attach multiple rigs or hooks along a length of line. After using these two knots, you may find that the spider hitch knot or dropper loop both work well for you in different situations.

How to Tie a Spider Hitch Fishing Knot

When you are ready to learn how to tie a spider hitch knot for fishing, just follow these seven steps:

  1. Double over a length of line and form a loop.
  2. Hold the loop between thumb and forefinger.
  3. Wrap the double line around your thumb and the loop five times (wrap the doubled line 15 times if using braided fishing line).
  4. Pass the end of the double line behind the loop, and then through the loop.
  5. Pull the end out of the loop.
  6. Slowly pull on both ends to neatly unwind the double line off of your thumb and tighten the knot.
  7. Trim the tag end.

If you want to learn how to tie other easy fishing knots, check the "How to Tie Fishing Knots" section to get step-by-step directions and watch videos.