Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fisherman's Knot & Double Fisherman's Knot

Easy to learn Fisherman's Knots, demonstrating both standard and double knots. Easy to follow, clear and close-up shots!

Alright today on Repairs101, I’m going to show you how to tie a Fisherman’s knot which is a great knot for joining two pieces of rope of equal diameter and also how to tie a Double Fisherman’s Knot, which is a great knot for, you know, if you want to go Double fishing.

So this is a fairly easy knot to tie but it’s also fairly easy to tie it incorrectly, so I’ll show you what I mean.

Double Fisherman's Knot joining two ropes for heavy loads

You start by taking the tail end of one rope and tying an overhand knot that becomes a half hitch as you belay it to the other line. And then you tie a half hitch with its end to the standing part of the first line. Make sense?

demonstration of Fisherman's Knot

The mistake people make with this knot s in orienting the half hitches correctly. Getting it wrong means a considerable reduction in breaking strength. You want the tail of the half hitch to point in the direction of the other rope’s standing part.

Tying the double fisherman’s knot is just like tying the standard fisherman’s knot except that you add a turn when you wind it around the standing part of the opposite line.Oh, and sorry about that line about going Double fishing. There’s no such thing as a Doublefish.

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