Watch: Tie a Bowline Knot in Less than One Second


Watch: Tie a Bowline Knot in Less than One Second

I’ve tied a passel of knots in my life, and the bowline is one of my favorites, and I can tie one fairly quickly, but nothing like as fast as this guy! He calls this version a “tugboat bowline.”

He stands with arms spread and one foot on the rope, and with a quick flip & jerk he’s got a useful knot and a loop in the end of the line.

This could be extremely helpful if someone falls overboard or there’s some other situation when you need a loop in the end of a rope RIGHT NOW.

This dog is less impressed; I think he’s seen it before.

He shows it to us twice, and we do get to see it in slow motion. I can tell you right now, I’m going to be watching it another dozen or so times to make sure I get it right, because I really want to add this to my inventory of useful knots.


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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