Learn These Knots Today

There are over 70 knot learning videos to choose. From camping knots, boating knots, fishing knots and even fun knots. You will also be able to learn how to whip your line ends to prevent unraveling.

Why learn to tie knots?

Knowing how to tie knots is a valuable skill with a wide range of benefits across different areas of life. Here are some key advantages:

  1. Safety: Properly tied knots contribute to safety in various activities such as camping, climbing, boating, and fishing. Secure knots prevent accidents, injuries, and equipment failure.

  2. Versatility: Knot tying is a versatile skill applicable to many situations. Whether securing loads, setting up shelters, or creating improvised solutions, knowing different knots increases adaptability.

  3. Outdoor Activities: In outdoor pursuits like camping, hiking, and climbing, knot tying is essential for setting up tents, securing gear, rappelling, and navigating challenging terrain.

  4. Boating and Sailing: Boaters benefit from knot tying when docking, mooring, towing, and managing sails. The right knots ensure the safety and stability of the vessel.

  5. Fishing: Anglers use knots to secure lines, tie on lures, and connect different types of lines. Well-tied knots increase the chances of successfully landing a catch.

  6. Emergency Situations: Knot tying is a valuable skill in emergency situations. Whether creating a makeshift splint, securing a shelter, or assisting in a rescue, knowing the right knots is crucial.

  7. Efficiency: Tying knots efficiently saves time and effort. Quick and accurate knot tying is particularly useful in fast-paced or changing environments.

  8. Load Distribution: Properly tied knots distribute loads evenly across ropes and lines, preventing uneven stress that could lead to breakage or failure.

  9. Organization: Knot tying contributes to efficient organization, keeping gear and equipment in order. Neatly tied knots help avoid tangles and confusion.

  10. Personal Confidence: Proficiency in knot tying boosts personal confidence, especially in outdoor and adventurous settings. Knowing that equipment is securely fastened enhances a sense of self-reliance.

  11. Teaching and Sharing: Individuals with knot-tying skills can teach and share their knowledge with others, promoting safety and competence in various activities.

  12. Cultural and Traditional Significance: Knot tying often carries cultural and traditional significance. Learning and preserving knot-tying techniques contribute to cultural heritage and traditions.

  13. Problem Solving: Knot tying involves problem-solving, as individuals must choose the right knot for a specific task and tie it correctly to achieve the desired outcome.

In summary, knowing how to tie knots is a practical and versatile skill that enhances safety, efficiency, adaptability, and confidence across a wide range of activities and situations.

Camping Knots

  • Alpine Butterfly (Lineman’s Loop) – Create a clip-on point
  • Asher Bend Primary – To join dissimilar rope diameters
  • Boa Knot – A binding knot
  • Double Sheet Bend – An elegant way to store extra line
  • Granny Knot – Square Knot’s bad cousin
  • Guyline Hitch – Make quick adjustments to line length
  • Handcuff Knot – Hobble a horse
  • Hunter’s Bend  – A substitute for a Sheep Bend
  • Larks Head – Tie down a tarp
  • Monkey Chain Knot – A way to store your line
  • Poldo Tackle – An ingenious tackle knot
  • Pole Hitch – Not recommended on heavy lines
  • Round Hitch– A simple and not to secure knot
  • Tarbuck Knot – General loop knot
  • Triple Figure Eight Knot – Strong loop knot
  • Truckers Hitch – For securing loads tightly
  • Vice Versa Knot – Great for slippery ropes
  • Zeppelin Bend (Eastern) – Works with stiff hawsers

Boating Knots

  • Anchor Bend – A secure hitch
  • Blackwall Hitch – An unusual knot that is well-known
  • Bowline – Popular loop knot
  • Bull Hitch – A good ring hitch
  • Buntline Hitch – Used to secure eyelet or ring
  • Butterfly Loop – A quick loop to create
  • Carrick Bend – Joins equal diameter lines
  • Cats Paw – Hook knot for medium diameter rope
  • Cleat Hitch – A common method for mooring lines
  • Clove Hitch – A simple and versatile knot
  • Clove Slip Hitch – This knot can be untied quickly
  • Figure Eight Knot – Basic stop knot
  • Half Hitch – Keep other knots more secure
  • Midshipman’s Hitch – A loop knot
  • Monkey Fist – Used to heave a line
  • Mooring Hitch – Used on pleasure boats
  • Pile Hitch – Secure to stakes or posts
  • Rolling Hitch – A sliding hitch
  • Sheepshank – Shorten your line
  • Sheet Bend (Becket Bend) – Join rope of unequal diameters
  • Square Knot (Reef) – Binding knot
  • Timber Hitch – Tying your hammock to a post or tree

Fishing Knots

  • Albright Knot – Joining fishing line of different diameters
  • Angler’s Loop – Joining leader with tackle
  • Arbor Knot – Secure line to fishing reel
  • Blood Knot – Joining loop knots
  • Blood Dropper Loop – For attachment of hooks and rings
  • Crawford – Adaptable knot to attach most hardware
  • Improved Clinch Knot – A secure attachment to hardware
  • Jansik Special – For light fishing line attachment to hardware
  • Locking Loops – A knot that will hold fast
  • Non-Slip Mono – For today’s  fishing lines
  • Offshore Knot – Attachment of rights and swivels
  • Palomar Knot – Strong knot for hardware attachment
  • Rapala Knot – Lure attachment
  • Ring Knot – Used on very slippery fishing lines
  • Scaffold Knot – Tough noose type knot
  • Sliding Eight Knot – Joint fishing lines together
  • Snelling Knot – Strong knot for hook attachment
  • Surgeon’s Loop – Excellent gripping knot
  • Trilene Knot – A strong and secure knot
  • True Lovers Knot – Marry lines together
  • Turtle Knot – Great for hook attachment
  • UNI Knot – Old stand-by
  • Water Bowline – Very quick knot to tie

Fun Knots

  • Hold the Chain– Quick release knot
  • Multi Knot – Knots will appear
  • Political Knot – Right, left, no right
  • Shake out a Clove Hitch – Jumping out a hitch
  • Tug Boat Bowline – A Quickie Loop

Rope End Treatment

  • Whipping – Popular end of rope treatment to prevent fraying