Spider Hitch

What It Does: Doubles a line for added strength.

Why It’s Useful: Almost as strong (retaining over 80% of line strength) and much faster & easier than a Bimini Twist. The one downside is that the knot could cut the line if not tightened perfectly.

How To Tie It:

1. Double the line, then form a loop, holding it between your thumb and forefinger.

2. Wrap the doubled end 5 times around your thumb and the loop, taking care not to let go.

3. Pass the end through the loop.

4. Pull the loop slowly and steadily so thewound sectionslides naturally off the thumb. Then pull on both ends to tighten knot. Again, the knot must be perfectly tightened (no overlapping coils!) or it will cut itself.