just like to know peoples thoughts on the bimini twist me personaly i think its the safest leader knot there is but my friend begs to differ any ones comments are welcome cheers :drunk:
cheers mate i know how to tie most knots an its true that the albright is a sold knot i use it when fishing cleanish ground but its personal prefrence for me unless its the bloke fishing ladye bay an says you dont need to use leder because nothing can break 18lb line lol:doh:cheers for the replyThe knot itself is great until you get snagged. with the bimini twist it is as strong if not stronger than the line itself so there is no "weak point" therefore you stand a high chance of losing miles of mainline when you pull for a break. I really dont understand why people use it tbh, there are more suitable knots to use, the albright is as strong as you will ever need mate unless the tuna turn up early lol. Learn to tye a good albright instead :thumbs:
Ok my preference is for a bimini when using braid and the Albright when tying mono shock to a mono line.
I do not quit understand the comment/opinion that the bimini knot is stronger than the main line I just fail to see how this can be, the moment you fold, bend, twist the line you induce a focus of stress hence a weakness and it is at this point where you should get the line snapping.
If you are snagged then you wrap your line around your forearm 2,3 times and pull for a break, it should snap at the knot as this is the weakest point in the line. If it snaps further up the line then this is probably because you have previously kinked, crimped, heated, chaffed, nipped or in some other way damaged the line at this point.
All things being equal line should always snap at the knot
I fail to see how. I can undestand the twist giving an increase in linestrength, but it's still a single strand loop at the end. Doubling a line back on itself does not give you increased strength, particularly when the line is half-hitched around itself to stop the twist, ummm, untwisting. :uhuh:think you are a bit confused bud the bimini twist is NOT a knot... it was developed for tuna fishing and named after the bimini island where a lot of the pioneering tuna fishing took place some of these fish were over 1000lbs so needed extreme tackle and they needed a way of attatching the leader without any loss of strength and after lots of trial and error the bimini twist was born and as far as i know it is the only way to join leader where there is no loss of strength ...the line is doubled giving double strength and the resulting twists are done in such a way that they take less than half of the strength out of the line so that it can in fact be stronger than the original line!!
never use it myself as on the odd occasions ive been tuna fishing its all been done for me ..oh yeah and ive never caught a tuna lol
just google bimini twist or look on here and its all there for you to read its not my personal opinion that its stronger its a FACT and as for not understanding how that doesnt mean its not right read the articles then you will understandI fail to see how. I can undestand the twist giving an increase in linestrength, but it's still a single strand loop at the end. Doubling a line back on itself does not give you increased strength :uhuh: