Fisherman’s knot, also known as English knot, consists of two overhand knots each one tied around the standing part of the other one. Though it is mainly used as a bend to join two lines, it can be easily used to connect the ends of a single length of rope to form a loop. The beauty of the knot lies in its symmetry.
How to Tie a Fisherman’s Knot
Start making the knot after bringing the ends of 2 lines to overlap each other parallely.
- It is good for tying on small diameter twines and strings, especially fishing lines.
- Double fisherman’s knot – Instead of employing overhand knots, it uses a couple of double overhand knots in their strangle knot forms. Stronger.
- Triple fisherman’s knot – In this variant, for each of the two stopper knots, the working end is wrapped thrice around the standing line before being fed into the loops. You can even have a quadruple version using 4
- True lover’s knot – Though tied on the same principle basically, the overlapping of the overhand knots is a bit different. Due to almost similar structure, sometimes used as an alternative name of the fisherman’s knot itself.
- Net making.
- Tying webbing.
- Rock climbing and by arborists.
- Backing up other less secure knots.
- Making macramé jewelry, paracord bracelets and keychains.
- In knot-tying ceremonies of weddings to symbolize how bonds grow stronger under strain.
Steps to Tying a Fisherman’s Knot
- Make a loop with the red rope and feed its end into it
- Make another loop with the blue rope and tuck its end into it
- Tighten the two individual knots by their tag ends
- Pull the standing parts to draw the knots close together
- Blood knot – Provides superior performance while fishing.