How to tie the Double Fisherman Knot. This knot securely ties two ropes together or can be used to fasten the ends of a rope or cord to make a loop. Rarely used in fishing, the Double Fisherman’s is a good knot for tying two ropes together. It is essentially two knots that slide together when tightened to form the finished knot. Tying just one side of the knot is also used by mountain climbers to tie a “backup” knot with the tag (free) end of the primary knot. When tied in short lengths of rope, kayakers and canoeists use the knot to secure rope “grab handles” to their boats.
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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.