Anchor Bend or Anchor Hitch1. Make two turns around the shackle, leaving turns open.
2. Pass free end behind the standing line and feed the free end through the first turns and pull tight.
3. Now tie a half hitch around the standing line and pull tight.
4. Seize the free end or tie the knot with a long tag end and tie a backup knot such as one half of a Double Fisherman’s (see Backup Knot) with the tag end around the standing part.