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How to Tie the Highwayman’s Hitch

Perhaps my favorite hitch for quick tasks, the highwayman’s hitch is a quick-release knot that is as fun to release as it is to tie. Not only that, but tying the hitch is remarkably easy for how complex the finished knot looks. It takes just three bights to create the sturdy finished product. The highwayman’s …

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How to Tie the Carrick Bend

The Carrick bend is an extremely popular maritime knot that goes by many different names. Although Carrick bend is the most common, you’ll sometimes hear this knot referred to as the “Josephine Knot” or “Sailor’s Breastplate.” The Carrick bend is most commonly used for joining two lengths of heavy rope (of differing or similar sizes) …

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How to Tie the Fisherman’s Knot

As its name implies, the fisherman’s knot is ideal for fishing. Anglers use it primarily to attach two separate lengths of fishing line together. You can use it with two lines of similar or differing diameter. Although the fisherman’s knot can be used with strands of almost any diameter, including rope, it’s most effective on …

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