The haywire twist knot is considered to be one of the strongest knots for connecting a single strand wire leader to a lure, swivel or hook. You can also use it to make a loop at the end of your wire leader. Big game fishermen frequently use the easy knot as its success levels are high. The knot has been found to be more powerful than the wire with which it is tied. You can tie it in your copper leaders.
Haywire Twist Knot Instructions
- The first four wraps are known as the haywire wraps whereas the next four wraps are known as the barrel wraps or rolls. It is the combination of the two that makes the knot so reliable. The double wraps make the connection stronger than the wire itself.
- Do not cut the wire end with pliers in step 5 as that could lead to a dangerous burr that might cut your hand.
- If you find it too hard to bend the wire by hand, you can take the help of pliers to ensure tight wraps.
- When you are making the barrel wraps, note that the tag end crosses the standing line at a 90-degree angle.