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Old 03-08-2004, 09:29 PM
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Just curious what knot you guys like to use to attatch a bimini twist to a leader?

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Old 03-09-2004, 06:40 AM
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I use wind ons with a loop to loop knot and wrap it twice. If you are tying straight, use an albright knot.
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Old 03-09-2004, 09:27 AM
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A lot depends on what kind of fishing you're going to do. If you want to add a swivel or snap swivel the "Offshore Knot" is best. If you don't want a swivel you can attach a leader directly to the Bimini Loop with a "Cancun or Seven Times Around Knot" <- this knot also has other names. The Offshore and Seven Times Around are both near 100% knots.

There are several places on the web where you can find tying descriptions and there are several good books available - the most comprehensive may be Bob McNally's "Fishermen's Knots, Rigs."
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:25 AM
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Albright!
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:57 PM
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Uni to uni Assuming mono running line to 80 lb fluro Seagar leader only 3 turns are needed on the 80 side. With lighter leader I double the leader line and twist 5 times. If tied correctly you will not find a better knot.
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:54 AM
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Albright....would Poveromo put out bad info? His bimini twist article in SWS several months ago stated he always uses an Albright.
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Old 03-14-2004, 04:47 PM
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uni-uni
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:53 PM
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:37 PM
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Do you mean to a snap swivel or directly to the leader? In any event, the "cat's paw" is the gold standard. You do NOT cut the line.
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