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How to Tie a Sheet Bend

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Quick-Release Sheet Bend
Quick Release Sheet Bend

Photo: Jonathan Hall

If you want to be able to easily or quickly release two lines joined with a sheet bend, use this variation. Before tightening up the knot in step 4 shown earlier, bring the end of blue line 2 back past itself in the final loop, as shown here. Then tighten it up. The knot will be as secure as the straightforward sheet bend, but a jerk on the end of line 2 will release it.

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