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    Default Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    I put this up today: https://youtu.be/SVXMqZYVp9o

    So many knot-tutorials on YouTube use high-quality rope for the demos. In real-life, the ubiquitous yellow poly-pro tends to drown the good stuff out -- and then people shift to hurricane-straps...



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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Nice, learned something.

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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Double double bowline for a loop. Similar to the double sheet bend inm form, but used as a loop, with an extra turn. Using the "Rabbit around the tree" method, make a double turn for the rabbit's hole, then send him around the tree twice. It improves security immensely. It is not easy to remove, but better than a double overhand, or figure eight loop.

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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    I have poly rope laying around like I have lite beer.

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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Farmers splice.... going to keep that in the database.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Ashley calls it a Tucked Eye:

    Tucked Eye.png

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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    Thanks. As you note, sometimes we end up needing to tie a knot in rope someone else provides, so these are doubly useful.

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    Default Re: Knots That Hold in Crappy Rope

    "Rope"? ................

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