SPIDER HITCH KNOT

SPIDER HITCH KNOT

How to Tie the Spider Hitch Knot

The Spider Hitch is only second to the Bimini Twist but is faster and easier to tie.  The drawback is that it needs to be perfectly tightened or it will cut itself.  When pulling the knot closed, both loops need to be the same size.  I f they are not you can adjust the loop by either pulling the tag or standing line until they are both the same size and then you can close the knot.  Keeping the knot wet is a must.

Spider Hitch
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.

Near the point where it meets the standing line, twist a section into a small reverse loop.

Hold small loop between thumb and fore-finger with thumb extended well above finger and loop standing out beyond end of thumb.

Wind double line around both thumb and loop, taking five turns. Pass remainder of large loop through the smaller one.

Pull to make five turns unwind off the thumb.

Pull to make five turns unwind off the thumb.

Pull turns around the base of the loop up tight

Snip off tag end and you have a completed knot.