Bimini Twist *
There are several ways of
tying this knot. You may find it easier to use two people, particularly if you are tying
double line longer than 3 feet. Also, you should check with tournament regulations on how
long of a double line you are allowed to use ( I typically use 4'
1. Begin by folding the line back on
itself making the double line as long as you desire. Now have person 1 hold the loop
closed using their thumb and index finger. Persons 1 and 2 should now step away from each
other so that the double line is suspended off the ground. Person 2 should then twist the
loop 21 times.
2. Person 2 should now
begin separating the two lines of the loop starting at the apex of the loop and working
back toward person 1 while person 1 continues to hold the loop closed. This is most easily
done if person 2 holds the apex of the loop with his right hand and runs his left hand
straight down the center of the loop.
|3. The twist in the loop
should jam tightly together as person 2 comes closer to person 1. Once the twist becomes
tight, person 2 should grab the left hand side of the loop with his left hand and the right
hand side of the loop with his right hand. Person 1 should now put the tag end of the line
in his right hand and put it at a 45° angle to the lead line with a minimal amount of
pressure. The lead line should be in his left hand and he should pull this line straight
towards his body. Person 2 should pull straight back with his left hand and pull at
a 45° angle with his right hand. The twist should now be jammed up as tight as they will
4. As person 2 pulls,
person 1 should allow the line in his right hand to roll around the twists
5. Once the roll covers
all the twists, using the tag end, person 1 should tie a half hitch around each side of
The loop is then
brought together and the tag end should then be wrapped around the entire loop 5 to 6
times and then brought back through the knot loop and pulled tight.