Category Archives: Knots and Splices
This is the fastest knot to produce an eye that cannot pull tight just like a bowline. The Fast Angler’s Loop, also called Tugboat or Flying Bowline is made with one motion in two seconds – but it takes a little practice. The video also shows the additional turn that makes the Fast Angler’s Loop into the True Angler’s Loop, a traditional alternative to the Bowline and perfect for very slippery rope or bungee cord.
The Prusik Knot is a friction knot made with a loop or the end of a rope around another rope. It can slide along the rope and holds under load. It can be used for transferring parallel pull to a line but typically the Prusik is used for ascending and abseiling by climbers especially arborists. This can be dangerous for the inexperienced – please use only under supervision and with extreme care!
The Double Constrictor offers an even stronger and more secure stranglehold than the Single Constrictor. Use it for attachments, ligatures and any repair jobs that requires applying compression. Constrictors can be pulled extremely tight with the aid of a pulley or a winch; however it will then be impossible to loosen the knot – it can only be cut open with a knife.