Life Skills

Knot Tying for Beginners: Taut Line Hitch

In this one-time class, we will learn about, demonstrate, and practice tying a taut line hitch.
Rhett Spurlin
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25 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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The goal of this class is to learn about, practice, and master tying a taut line hitch.
 I achieved the highest rank at the age of 14.
There is no homework for this class, but practice makes perfect, so I do suggest practicing tying a taut line hitch each day until it becomes part of your long-term memory.
The participants will need 2 pieces of rope to practice in class. I suggest using 2 nylon rope pieces that are each 1 meter (3 feet) long and 6mm (1/4 inch) thick. I prefer rope at this thickness for learning to tie knots because it allows each knot to be easily examined and also untied to allow the rope to be used again. Look for rope that is flexible and not too shiny or slippery. Strength is irrelevant. 3 feet is longer than what you may actually need for the purpose of learning to tie this knot, but will be useful when learning other knots that require longer rope. Avoid polypropylene rope – commonly blue or yellow – sold for water-ski towlines. It is not pleasant to handle and knots don’t hold well. The learners will also need to have some type of dowel, walking stick, broom handle, etc. to use when tying the knots.
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Rhett Spurlin
Lives in the United States
Public Speaking/Performance Instructor
424 total reviews
230 completed classes

About Me

Hi, everyone! I'm Rhett, and I would love the chance to be one of your Outschool Instructors. From an early age, I've always found myself comfortable speaking or performing on stage to small or large groups. In high school, I competed on an elite... 
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