Double Fisherman's Knot
How to tie the Double Fisherman's Knot.
This knot securely ties two ropes together or can be used to fasten the ends of a rope or cord to make a closed loop or sling. Rarely used infishing, the Double Fisherman’s Knot is essentially two knots that slide together when tightened to form the finished knot. Mountain climbers also use just one side of the knot to tie a backup knot with the working
end of the primary knot. When tied in short lengths of rope, this knot can secure rope “grab handles” to kayaks and canoes.
Scroll to see Animated Double Fisherman's Knot below the illustration and tying instructions.
Double Fisherman’s Knot Tying Instructions
- Lay the ends of two lines parallel to each other.
- Coil the free end of one rope twice around the second rope and pass it back through the inside of the coils.
- Repeat with second rope in opposite direction . Pull free ends to tighten knots, then standing lines to slide knots together.