Anchor Hitch

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How to Tie an Anchor Hitch

Also known as a Fisherman’s Hitch or an Anchor Bend although that’s a bit of a misnomer. This can be used to fasten a line to an Anchor, a warp to an Anchor chain or to tie your tender off onto a ring at the dock.

Careful, it can jam, but it should be fine under moderate loads.

It’s like a round turn and 2 half hitches except you thread the working end through the loop of the turns giving you more friction and a stronger hold. Finish it off with a half hitch.

Add an extra turn at the beginning if you like. Why not? In fact this will make the knot less susceptible to jamming.

Steps to Tie the Anchor Hitch

Check out the short video above.

  1. Wrap the line twice around the ring
  2. Pass the working end through the loops.
  3. Pull and fasten the knot.
  4. Finish off with a half hitch around the standing end

Anchor Hitch Pros and Cons

✅ Easy to tie and quick
✅Very secure, designed to tie lines to anchors

❌ Can jam under load