APPLICATIONS | KNOT GUIDE

SURGEONS KNOT

To tie a Surgeon's Knot, there are six basic steps to follow. You can play and pause the animation to view each step in detail. We have also included on this page, step-by-step written instructions along with illustrations and diagrams for each step. To view a larger image of each diagram just click the thumbnail image to see a pop-up slide show.

Step 1
Step 1

To start, place two lines parallel with the ends pointing in opposite directions. Overlap the lines about 8 inches. Use more line if needed.

Step 2
Step 2

Hold the two lines together. While treating them as a single line, tie an overhand knot.

Step 3
Step 3

Then take the two lines together and tie an overhand knot. Pull the entire leader through the loop.

Step 4
Step 4

Pass the lines through the loop a second time as shown.

Step 5
Step 5

Finish by tightening each of the two individual knotsā€¦ Hold the lines on each end of the knot and pull tight.

Step 6
Step 6

Trim the tag ends, and your done!

PRO TIP:

Remember, to tie a good tight knot it is important give yourself enough line to work with, and to keep your lines very moist. A good tip from one of our pros on keeping your line moist and pliable is to use Chap Stick - Try it; it's a wonderful thing!

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