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Aussie Quickie

How to tie the Aussie Quickie Knot. The Aussie Quickie is a braided line to fluorocarbon leader joining knot popularized by Australian skipper Captain Scott Walker. The knot starts out with a double line in the braid usually formed by a Bimini Twist. Once the Bimini is tied, the Aussie Quickie attaches the fluorocarbon leader in a matter of seconds. The Yucatan Knot is essentially the same knot but tied in a different manner. There is an interesting dynamic here; with the Yucatan, the wraps are made with the double line and with the Aussie Quickie they are made with the single line leader. But with both knots, when pulled tight, the coils form in the leader material and the finished knots look identical! The Bristol Knot, also called the No Name Knot, is very similar. All of these make good knots for connecting a double line braided system to a fluorocarbon leader. Practice tying a few of them and pick the one that you like the best.  


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Aussie Quickie Knot


Aussie Quickie Knot Tying Instructions

  • Tie a Bimini Twist knot in the main braided line to create a double line section loop that is the desired length. A triple Suregeon's Loop or Spider Hitch could be substituted here for speed, but you will lose a little strength.
  • Lay about six inches of the fluorocarbon leader alongside the double line.
  • Begin wrapping the leader around the double line right behind the loop end, working away from the loop. Make exactly 13 wraps.
  • Now take the tag end of the leader and bring it back to the loop. Pass it through the loop and pinch to hold there. 
  • While holding the double line firmly begin pulling on the leader (let the tag end hang free) . The leader coils will wrap neatly together leaving a tag end sticking out from the knot. Trim close to the knot after pulling very hard on both lines to set the knot firmly in place.


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