If you want to create a robust double line, try tying the spider hitch knot. You can tie this knot fast and turn it into a spider hitch rig if you’re going surf fishing. Once I found this knot, my ability to catch fish from shore and around structure significantly increased.
It’s not as strong as a Bimini Twist Knot, but it’s way faster. Let’s show you how!
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Tying the Spider Hitch
- To tie the spider hitch knot, create a double line loop by using your thumb and forefinger to keep it in place.
- Pass the free end over your thumb and wrap it five times around it (if you’re using a braided fishing line, you’ll have to wrap it 15 times).
- Pass the end of the doubled line right behind the loop and then through it.
- Pull the end out of the loop.
- Take hold of both ends and pull to tighten the spider hitch knot.
- Cut off the excess line and twist it closed. Now you’re ready for some fishing.
- Before pulling the ends to form a tight and robust knot, moisten the line with your spit to reduce friction.
- If you are tying the spider hitch line on a braided line, wrap it more than ten times.
- It is more reliable than the dropper loop for fishing.
- It can be tied easily in rough weather conditions or on a rocking boat during your fishing day.
- With practice, you can tie this simple knot in less than 10 seconds.
- Can maintain the line’s strength most of the time.
- It’s excellent for fishing for those who want to tie a loop in their line quickly.
- It’s considered to be the strongest out of all quick tying knots.
- It can be used to create a strong double line
- The spider hitch knot will fail if the wraps aren’t in the right order.
- It lacks shock absorption compared to the Bimini twist
- It can be used to tie a mono leader to a braid.
- Perfect for shore fishing, especially if you are angling on uneven ground.
- You can use it on shark and tarpon rigs.
- The Bimini Twist knots – this knot is better than the spider hitch on heavy tackle, and it makes the leader more flexible.
- Surgeon’s loop – this knot is as easy to tie and as efficient as the spider hitch knot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you tie a loop knot with braids?
A: make sure that the loop is not too big or your front hook will get tangled.
Q: What knot is best for braided line?
A: The Palomar knot is considered to be the best for use on a braided line.
Q. Which knot can be used in both fresh and saltwater?
A: The Clinch knots.
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