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Fishing Cairns: Fishing Knots - a concise illustrated guide to tying several important fishing knots, including the blood bight knot, blood knot, double turle knot, dropper loop, float stop, hangman's knot, jansik special, offshore swivel knot, palomar knot, scaffold knot, spider hitch, surgeon's knot, tucked sheet bend, turle knot and more   (Rating: 6.87 Votes: 2178)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

GORP - Knot of the Week - an archive of illustrated guides to knots useful for outdoor activities   (Rating: 7.33 Votes: 4360)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

I Will Knot! - step-by-step instructional video clips on how to tie several useful and popular knots, including the bowline, butterfly knot, cow hitch, double-overhand knot, figure 8, fishermans knot, half-hitch, overhand knot, sheet bend, slip knot, taut line, two half-hitches and more   (Rating: 7.18 Votes: 3940)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (9)

Notable Knot Index - illustrated guides on tying some of the the most important knots for a variety of purposes, including loops & nooses such as the bowline, butterfly loop, hangman's noose, lark's loops, midshipman's or tautline hitch, slippery 8 loop, water bowline, bends such as the zeppelin bend and midspan sheet bend, hitches such as sailor hitches, timber hitch, pile hitch & double pile hitch, slipped buntline hitch, other knots including the versatackle, poldo tackle, the boa & the constrictor knot, as well as tips for untying jammed knots, storing your rope, knot faq's and more   (Rating: 7.08 Votes: 4217)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Roper's Knots Page: Instruction Pages - brief illustrated guides on how to tie knots, including such knots as the bowline, bowstring, carrick-bend, constrictor, Flemish eight, hangman's knot and more, overhand-knot, reef-knot, sheet-bend, the noose, the running bowline, timber hitch, true-lover's knot and more   (Rating: 7.26 Votes: 3640)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Six Exploding Knots - a guide to six knots that untie easily and completely with one tug of the ripcord, including the clove hitch biting a bight, figure-eight biting a bight, sliding butterfly, sliding sheet bend, sliding chinese crown and the double carrick bend   (Rating: 7.34 Votes: 4294)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (5)

The Lehigh Group - Knots - a brief guide to useful & popular marine knots, including hangman's, scaffold, gallows, fisherman's bend, sheet bend, surgeon's, timber hitch, fisherman's, figure eigh, clove hitch and reef knots   (Rating: 7.36 Votes: 4157)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Rope People: Animated Knots - animated guides on how to tie common knots, hitches, occupational kots, specialist knots and general knots, including the constrictor knot, figure eight knot, granny knot, half hitch, lobster bouy hitch, reef knot, slippery hitch, thumb knot, two half hitches, weavers knot and more   (Rating: 7.19 Votes: 3821)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)




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The Ashley Book of Knots - THE classic reference on knotting, without peer. Over 3,900 different knots clearly presented through 7,000 illustrations. Read the customer reviews to get an inkling of how substantive and significant this book is.

The Klutz Book of Knots : How to Tie the World's 25 Most Useful Hitches, Ties, Wraps, and Knots - an exceptionally clear book on the most important all-purpose knots. The best book available to get beginners started in knot tying.cover
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Other Useful Instructional Books by Category


General Knot Books
Art of Knotting and Splicing
The Complete Book of Knots
The Complete Book of Knots & Ropework
The Complete Guide to Knots : And How to Tie Them
Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work
The Essential Knot Book
Great Knots & How to Tie Them
Handbook Of Knots
The Knot Book
Knots and Crosses
Knots & Splices
Knots Around the Home : A Practical Guide for Practical People
The Morrow Guide to Knots
Lots of Knots : Learn How to Tie 10 Cool Knots!
The Splicing Handbook: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework


Camping and Outdoor Knots
Basic Essentials Knots for the Outdoors : Knots for the Outdoors (Basic Essentials)
The Book of Camping Knots
The Book of Outdoor Knots
Knots for Hikers and Backpackers (Nuts 'N' Bolts)
L. L. Bean Outdoor Knots Handbook (L.L. Bean Handbooks)
Top Seven Bush Knots and the Use of the Windlass


Climbing Knots
The Book of Climbing Knots
Knots & Ropes for Climbers
Knots for Climbers (How to Rock Climb Series)


Decorative and Ornamental Knots
The Book of Decorative Knots
The Book of Ornamental Knots
The Complete Book of Decorative Knots : Lanyard Knots, Button Knots, Globe Knots, Turk's Heads, Mats, Hitching, Chains, Platis


Fishing Knots
The Complete Book of Fishing Knots : Fundamental Knots/Loop Knots/Joining Knots/Hook, Lure, Swivel and Sinker Knots, Other Useful Knots
The Field & Stream Fishing Knots Handbook (Field & Stream Hunting and Fishing Library)
Fisherman's Knots and Nets
Fly Leaders & Knots
Geoff Wilson's Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs
Geoff Wilson's Waterproof Book of Knots (Sport Fishing)
Knots for Fly-Fishers (Nuts 'N' Bolts Guides)
The Orvis Streamside Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets
The Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots
The Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing Knots
Practical Fishing Knots
Tying Strong Fishing Knots
The Waterproof Book of Fishing Knots


Fun with Knots
Fun With String; A Collection of String Games, Useful Braiding and Weaving, Knot Work and Magic With String and Rope.
Knotcraft : The Practical and Entertaining Art of Tying Knots
Self-Working Rope Magic : 70 Foolproof Tricks (Dover Books on Magic)


Mathematics and Knots
The Geometry and Physics of Knots (Lezioni Lincee Lectures)
The Knot Book : An Elementary Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots
Knots and Links in Three-Dimensional Flows (Lecture Notes in Mathematics (Springer-Verlag), 1654.)
Knots and Surfaces
Knots and Surfaces : A Guide to Discovering Mathematics (Mathematical World, Vol 6) MAWRLD/6
The Knots Puzzle Book: A Collection of Interesting Mathematical Ideas
On Knots
Random Knotting and Linking (Series on Knots and Everything, Vol 7)
Symmetric Bends : How to Join Two Lengths of Cord (K & E Series on Knots and Everything, Vol. 8)


Miscellaneous Knots
Celtic Knotwork Designs
Red Lace, Yellow Lace : Learn to Tie Your Shoe!
Surgical Knots and Suturing Techniques


Physics and Knots
The Geometry and Physics of Knots (Lezioni Lincee Lectures)
The Interface of Knots and Physics : American Mathematical Society Short Course January 2-3, 1995 San Francisco, California
Knots and Physics (Series on Knots and Everything, Vol.1)


Sailing and Boating Knots
The Arts of the Sailor : Knotting, Splicing and Ropework
The Book of Sailing Knots
Complete Book of Sailing Knots
Knowing the Ropes: Selecting, Rigging, and Handling Lines Aboard, 2/e
Nautical Knots and Lines Illustrated : The Essentials of Smart Line Handling, Knotting, and Splicing-In Color




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