How to Tie the Figure Eight Follow Through Rope Knot
The figure eight follow through rope knot is one of the strongest knots. It forms a secure, non-slip loop at the end of a rope. Also known as the Flemish Bend, this is the most widely used tie-in knot by mountain climbers. The reason is that it is strong, secure and easy to visually inspect. Climbers often further secure it by tying a back up knot with the tag end.
The knot can also be tied by tying a Figure Eight Knot with doubled line at the end of a rope. (Step 1, but don't come back through the bottom loop.) It is faster but cannot be used if tying into a fixed object, so it is good to learn to tie this knot as the "Figure Eight Follow Through". A single Figure Eight also makes a good "Stopper Knot" at the end of a rope. (Step 1 with the single line but don't come back up through the bottom loop.)
This rope knot is on the PRO-KNOT Outdoor Knot Tying Instruction Cards, available at Bass Pro Shops website or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.
Step-by-Step Instructions to Tie a Figure Eight Follow Through Rope Knot
Tie a single eight in the rope two feet from its end. Pass
Retrace the original eight with the free end leaving a
Pull all four strands of rope to cinch down the knot.
|This knot can be found on the PRO-KNOT Outdoor
Knot Tying Instruction Cards, available at Bass Pro
Shops website or at your local Bass Pro Shops store.
If you'd like to download knot apps to your iPhone, visit PRO-KNOT's app page.
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