How to Tie a Rolling Hitch

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The rolling hitch knot is a simple but secure knot that can be used to tie your kayak to a pole or rod. It is similar to the clove hitch but is a more secure kayaking knot.

Step 1: Loop the end of your rope around the object.

Step 2: Loop the end of your rope a second time making sure it crosses over the initial line feed.


Step 3: Wrap the line once more around the object and bring the end of underneath the last loop.

Step 4:  Pull the line tight to secure the knot.


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Welcome! I’m so glad you are here :-) I’m Pete. I am the owner of I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, I grew up kayaking, fishing, sailing, and partaking in outdoor adventures around the Great Lakes. When I am not out on the water, you can find me skiing in the mountains, reading my favorite books, and spending time with my family.