Bimini Twist Knot - Good Knot for Joining Braid to Fluoro Leader
Utility: Very Good
The Bimini Twist Knot is legendary, and there’s no stronger knot for doubling braid and forming a connecting loop.
But to produce that strength and prevent slippage, it needs to be twisted, and twisted, and twisted--and then folded back on itself. That makes it cumbersome to tie, and it’s terribly slow to boot.
In the real world, the Bimini is paired with another knot to create a connection, often an Albright (modified or not), a Yucatan, Aussie Quickie, Surgeon’s Knot, or even a loop-to-loop connection. That slows things down even further, and it creates a second point of potential failure.
Nevertheless, it’s a popular knot for off-shore applications.