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Rope Knot Library: How to Tie a Square Rope Knot

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April 21, 2014
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How to Tie the Square Rope Knot

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The Reef Knot or Square Rope Knot is quick and easy to tie; it is a good knot for securing non-critical items. Not to be trusted to join two ropes together. This knot was used for centuries by sailors for reefing sails, hence the name Reef Knot, and tying things aboard ship. It is important that this knot should not be used as a bend (for tying two ropes together). It is unsafe and can come apart. Be sure to form the square knot and avoid tying a granny knot, by making sure that both parts of the rope, the standing line and the free end, exit the knot together.

Find this rope knot on the PRO-KNOT Outdoor Knot Tying Instruction Cards, available at Bass Pro Shops website or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Tie a Square Rope Knot

Step 1

Tie two over hand knots. First,
right over left and twist. Then left
over right and twist.

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Step 2

Make sure both parts of the rope
exit the knot together!

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This knot can be found on the PRO-KNOT
Outdoor Knot Tying Instruction Cards
,
available at Bass Pro Shops website or at
your local Bass Pro Shops store.
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If you'd like to download knot apps to your iPhone, visit PRO-KNOT's app page.

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Makers of waterproof knot guides for outdoor sports, Pro-Knot cards are carried by Bass Pro Shops online and in stores. Apps for the iPhone can be found here.

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