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Fisherman's Knot

As part of the Bends family, the Fisherman's Knot is usually used to tie two ropes or lines of similar diameter such as lines used in Fishing, hence the name. It can also serve as a stopper knot and tie up loose ends of the rope. Learn how to tie a Fisherman's Knot with the use of our animation and steps below.

Step 1:
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Get the first rope and make a complete turn around the second rope.

Step 2:
Make another turn and then pass the working end of the first rope through the two loops.

Step 3:
Pull to tighten.

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Article Comments
Wednesday 24th June 2009 at 5:31:13 PM  

Do you have animation clips on how to tie into belays etc

Monday 27th July 2009 at 5:52:38 AM  

Wow what a terrific resource!

Tuesday 12th January 2010 at 9:15:23 AM  

Very useful. But you should have broken down step 2 of the Fisherman''s knot animation into 2 parts.


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