CMC Fundamentals: Learn Your Knots - Double Fisherman's Bend


In this video, CMC shows how to tie a Double Fisherman’s Bend.

This is the knot used to tie the loop of cord for making a Prusik hitch. It is a very secure self-locking knot that can be difficult to untie when loaded. When used to tie two ropes together, it makes a very compact knot that will fit through a knot pass pulley easier than the Figure 8 bend. When tied, there should be a least 6 in (15 cm) coming out of the knot; except when tying a loop for a Prusik hitch. Then 2 to 3 in (5 to 7 cm) will keep the tails from interfering with the hitch.

If you have any questions about knots, equipment, or education, please email the CMC Instructors at or visit the CMC School page for class schedules.


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