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Fisherman’s Bend This is also known as the Anchor Bend. It is often used for

Fisherman’s Bend

This is also known as the Anchor Bend. It is often used for securing a rope to an anchor. You can see that it is very similar to the Round Turn and Two Half-Hitches. The first half-hitch is locked into place by the round turn itself.

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A
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B

How to tie a Fisherman’s Bend

(A) - (B)

Take the working end (black end) of the rope through

the ring twice to form a round turn.

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C

(C) Take the working end behind the long standing part. Now tuck it through the round turn.

Pull the end through. (D) - (E)

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D
E
E
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(F) Now make another half-hitch by taking the end behind the long standing part and then up over the top tucking it inside itself.

(G) Tighten the knot by pulling on the standing part and on the working end.

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