The Scaffold Knot

     This is a good strong knot that is fairly simple to tie.  This knot is used by some flathead fishermen.

1. Pass a 6 inch loop of line through the eye.

2. Lock the upper part between thumb and forefinger, making a loop.

3. Make two more loops over the double part, holding them too, between thumb and forefinger.

4. Pass the end through the two loops just made, plus the first loop made in step2.

5. The formed knot can now be drawn into shape, and worked down against the eye of the hook or swivel.

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Dave Dawson
Last updated: 03/16/05