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Fisherman’s Knot

Extract from Prepper's Guide to Knots • By Scott Finazzo • Published by Ulysses Press

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5 mins

Prepper's Guide to Knots
Also known as: Waterman’s Knot, Angler’s Knot, English Knot, Halibut Knot

The Fisherman’s Knot is two identical overhand knots tied so that when they are drawn together they nest perfectly and the working ends lie in opposing directions. This is a common and secure way to join two ropes or cords of equal diameter together. When it is tied in rope, it can be untied, but in fishing line, it will have to be cut.

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To avoid slippage, many choose to tie the Double Fisherman’s Knot instead.

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  • How to tie a knot. Fisherman’s Knot - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tie a simple Overhand Knot in rope

  • How to tie a knot. Fisherman’s Knot - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tuck the working end of rope 2 through the Overhand Knot in rope 1.

  • How to tie a knot. Fisherman’s Knot - Step 3
    Step 3

    In rope 2, tie an Overhand Knot around rope 1.

  • How to tie a knot. Fisherman’s Knot - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pull each knot individually to tighten.

  • How to tie a knot. Fisherman’s Knot - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull the ropes apart from each other, drawing the knots in together. If the knots do not nest perfectly, try tying the knot on rope 2 again going the opposite direction.

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