In 1996 Jools and I went to Ireland and amongst all the things we did while we were over there was fly fishing… in the rain. Now apart from getting wet, the dude who was teaching Jools also spent a great deal of time showing her how to tie knots.

I wish this site had been around then.

I Will Knot!

I quote…
“This is a site about knots: how to tie them, how to appreciate their beauty. Even the seriously knot-challenged among us can learn to tie many useful and popular knots by following along with the short, step-by-step instructional video clips on this site.

Before you begin, here are a couple quick knot-tying tips to keep in mind:

  • Get youself some nice, thick rope — don’t learn with string! String is extremely hard to control, and your knots will be so small that you won’t be able to see what is going on. About 4 feet of 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick nylon rope will do nicely for learning purposes. Any good hardware store will have this, and it is very inexpensive.
  • Once you’ve mastered how to tie a knot from the clips, trying tying it around different sort of objects, at different angles. You don’t really know a knot until you can tie it upside-down and inside-out! “

If you’ve always been enamored by words like “half-hitch” and “fisherman’s knot,” this is the tutorial for you. Oh, and it’s also good if you need to learn how to tie a few useful knots.

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