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Double Overhand Stopper

How to tie the Double Overhand Stopper Knot. The double overhand knot makes a good stopper knot to tie at the end of a rope. It is easy to tie and makes a fairly bulky knot. Other good choices for the task of stopper knot are the figure eight and Ashley's Stopper.

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Double Overhand Stopper


Double Overhand Stopper Knot Tying Instructions

  • Tie an overhand knot at the end of a rope but do not tighten the knot down.

  • Pass the end of the line through the loop created by the first overhand knot.

  • Tighten the knot down while sliding it into place at the end of the line. Be sure to leave some tail sticking out from the end of the knot.
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