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Learn to tie the constrictor knot.

1. Pass the working end of the line around the pole.

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2. Bring the end up, cross it over the first turn, and send it forward under the pole.

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3. Cross the working end over the standing part.

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4. Tuck the working end back under the standing part where it lies beneath the crossover.

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The completed, tightened constrictor will not loosen unless you want it to. In fact, it may prove to be difficult to undo.

The constrictor knot looks a lot like the clove hitch, but holds tighter as a knot.

It was developed by the great knots expert, Clifford W. Ashley.

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