The Twizzled loop is used in ledger and feeder fishing rigs to create a stiff section of line.
Twizzled sections are used in a rig to reduce tangles on the cast.
By doubling the line and twisting it together, a stiff boom can be created to keep the hook link and mainline apart in the air and through the water.
Another advantage with the doubled line of a twizzled boom, is that it will reduce abrasion of the line above the feeder, where a swivel or the feeder body can rub.
How to Twizzle
Take a length of line and double it.
Tie a figure of eight loop, leaving a long tag end.
Twist the line and tag end between your fingers in opposite directions to cause the line to “twizzle” together.
Pull the twizzle apart and back together again to make the twizzle tighter and stiffer.
Tie a double overhand knot to finish and secure the twizzled section.
Moisten with water or saliva and pull the knot down tight.
Cut off tail end to finish the knot.
Twizzled loop uses
In some circumstances, the initial figure-of-eight loop knot may not be needed.
It can be replaced with a snaplink, swivel or ring. A Helicopter rig for Bream and silver fish is a good example of a twizzled loop that uses a snap link.