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How to tie the perfect marker knot

Tie a perfect marker knot

Follow these simple steps...

1 Make a loop

Take around five-inches of your material (either pole elastic or marker braid such as Fox’s Magic Marker) and make a loop against the main line.

2 Four turns

Take the tag end and pass it through the large loop you’ve created four times. You can go five, but four is less bulky and it won’t move anyway.

3 Pull the ends

After passing the tag end through four times, pull each end of the material to close the knot together. As with all knots, it’s best to thoroughly wet it first.

4 Trim to finish

With the knot pulled together, take a pair of scissors and trim the two tag ends. You want to leave about a centimetre each side of the marker knot.