The Spider Hitch is an important fishing knot. It lets you put a loop in the end of a line, or turn a single strand into a double-leader. In this video, we'll learn how to tie the Spider Hitch (also called the "Hillbilly Bimini"). It's a lot easier than you might guess. Just follow these steps, and you'll be ready to fish.


Need to brush up on some other boating and fishing knots?
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Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.