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.
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Sarah is a lifelong adventurer with a passion for sharing her experiences with the world. You’re equally likely to find her sending hard on a long alpine route as you are to find her typing away on her next feature article at a local coffee shop. Whether it’s sport, trad, bouldering, or even ice climbing, Sarah enjoys getting out there and pushing new limits. She loves sharing her experiences with others so they can get out and climb, too!