Rope Knot Library: How to Tie a Double Fisherman's Rope Knot

Double Fisherman's Rope Knot

How to Tie a Double Fisherman's Rope Knot

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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.

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 or Cabela's store.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Tie the Double Fisherman's Rope Knot

Double Fishermans knot, two lines parallel & coil linesStep 1: Lay the ends of two lines parallel to each other.

Step 2: Coil the free end of one rope twice around the second rope and pass it back through the inside of the coils.

Step 3: Repeat with second rope Double Fishermans knot-pull free ends in opposite direction . Pull free ends to tighten knots, then standing lines to
slide knots together.

ProKnot Knot Tying Instruction CardsThis 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 or Cabela's store.


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