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Home > Learn to Fish & Boat > How To Fish > How to Tie Fishing Knots > Bimini Twist Knot
The Bimini twist knot is used to form a strong section of double line when offshore fishing. Because the Bimini twist fishing knot acts as a shock absorber, it is one of the best knots to use for saltwater big game species. Learn more about when and how to tie the Bimini twist in this section.
Before learning how to tie a Bimini twist fishing knot, you might want to know when the best time is to use it. You can use this knot when offshore fishing to create a doubled up section of monofilament main line, to which you can then attach heavier leader sections.
One of the biggest advantages of using the Bimini twist is that it is rated as a 100% knot, which means that the knot retains 100% of its original line strength when tied properly. Another advantage is that this knot will easily run through the guides on your fishing rods. As with all fishing knots, anyone can tie the Bimini twist knot (sometimes referred to as the Bimini fishing knot) with a bit of practice.
Now that you know when to use the Bimini twist, follow these steps to learn how to tie one of the strongest saltwater fishing knots.
The more you practice the Bimini twist knot, the easier it will be to tie while you are out on the water. From this point, all you have to do is attach the finished Bimini twist knot to leader material or your saltwater fishing rigs.
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