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The Bimini Twist is now as easy to tie as your shoelaces

A nice striper caught & released on the Long Island, NY, flats a few days ago. Captain Andrew Derr photo.

The Bimini Twist is now easier to tie than it’s ever been

By Skip Clement

Having spent time in a South Florida fly shop and enjoying the offshore waters of that coordinate, rigging, I learned, has a lot more to do with succeeding than setting up for trout fishing the Yellowstone River or your favorite bass pond.

To fish for bigger fish like tarpon, sharks, sailfish, albies, stripers, and even big bones, the Bimini Twist – breaking strength 100%, should be employed. Tying it is probably best left to the first mate, the fly shop guy or gal, or a fly fishing guide you know because it’s not like tying on a fly, which you repeat many, many times sometimes in a day. But the Bimini is easy to tie and making it even easier is using Dennis Verreet’s method.

NOTE: Featured image is by A. Derr.

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