How To Tie A Spider Hitch Knot
Any serious fisherman should know how to tie a spider hitch knot. A spider hitch knot is used for tackle fishing. It's not as strong as other fishing knots, but it's still good to use if time is a factor. It's usually referred to as "the little brother" of the stronger knot called the Bimini twist. The spider hitch knot can be tied in a short amount of time. It is mainly used by offshore fisherman. Remember to test your knots before you fish with them.
To tie the simple spider hitch knot you'll need:
- Fishing line
- A thumb
- Take your fishing line and form a loop of your desired size. The loop will have to be larger than normal.
- With your large loop, twist a small section of it into a smaller loop.
- With your thumb and forefinger, hold the line where the small loop and the large loop meet. Make sure your forefinger is lower on your thumb where they meet. Also, make sure that the smaller loop is lined up with your thumb.
- While holding the loops, take the larger loop and wrap it around your thumb five times.
- Thread the rest of the long loop through the smaller loop.
- Now pull gently on the line and slowly slide the loops off of your thumb. Remember to do this step slowly.
- Pull the knot to tighten it.
Remember to test your knots before you use them. Also keep in mind that this knot can only hold around 30 pounds. Many fisherman use this knot because of its strength and ease to tie. This knot is a joy to use and will always be used time after time.