Also called the perfection knot, the angler’s loop forms a strong, nonslip, fixed loop at any position along most types of line, including bungee and shock cord.
Easy to tie, easy to remember and suitable for any size line, this knot is used primarily as a fixed loop over a spar or cleat. It can also be used with other knots or lines such as cinching lines.
A. Form a small underhand loop with the rounded end up and a large overhand loop with the rounded end down. Starting in front of the small loop leg crossing, place a turn around the small loop.
B. Twist the large lower loop.
C. & D. Lift the bottom of the large lower loop through the small top loop from the front, and shape the knot.
E. & F. Tighten, and add a half hitch for additional security.
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Original materials used with thanks to Irene Rodriguez and John Bennett