Surgeons Knot

To tie a Surgeon's Knot, there are six basic steps to follow. You can play and pause the animation to view each step in detail. We have also included on this page, step-by-step written instructions along with illustrations and diagrams for each step. To view a larger image of each diagram just click the thumbnail image to see a pop-up slide show.

Pro Tip

Remember, to tie a good tight knot it is important give yourself enough line to work with, and to keep your lines very moist. A good tip from one of our pros on keeping your line moist and pliable is to use Chap Stick - Try it; it's a wonderful thing!