What are folks preferred knots for doing a knot pass?
Omg why have I never thought of that. Requires tying df then the butterfly I assume. Way easier to untie than triple threaded fig 8 or df. Bravo.I use an alpine butterfly and a double fisherman's in the loop. I find this gives the shortest knot to pass and can be undone afterwards yet with the double fisherman's it feels strong ;-)
This is my preference because it's so fast and easy to tie.If I was doing it, I like the look of fig 8 on the bight with the bottom rope triple threaded trough. Looks clean and obvious what it is.
This is very clever. I used to use double fishermans, but had to dedicate the entire following evening to sitting on the sofa painstakingly working the knot loose. Have also used the rethreaded figure of eight on the bight, but this one looks quicker, as the butterfly is fast and the double fishermans is the two stopper knots you'd still want on the rethreaded figure eight. Shorter in length too.I use an alpine butterfly and a double fisherman's in the loop. I find this gives the shortest knot to pass and can be undone afterwards yet with the double fisherman's it feels strong ;-)
Double fishermen's are pigs to undo. hence why some people choose to put a reef knot in the middle. this however, makes the whole "knot" assembly longer and a bit harder to pass.
The above "alpine butterfly with a double fish in the loop" is secure, easier to undo and includes a safety loop to clip in to .
Worst case scenario, you're on your own no spare equipment, not even a spare krab....had left their top jammer/foot loops on the surface. How would you get out of that one?