Tying the Slim Beauty Knot

Producer: MidCurrent

FOR MANY ANGLERS, the process of tying big game leaders means beginning each leader with two bimini twists in either end of the class tippet. While this is still an excellent foundation for leader systems, there is an easier way to achieve strong leader connections, and one that in our experience is more reliable when tying on the water, when we may be surrounded by fish and the pressure is on.

We first started tying an early version of the Slim Beauty back in the early 1990s in the Key West area. The idea for the knot began in the 1970s with a desire to develop a knot similar to the jam knot that was quicker to tie but just as strong as Bimini-to-Huffnagle or Bimini-to-Albright knots.