How To Tie A Throwline

The last thing anyone wants is for a throwline that is being used in a rescue situation to come apart. Making sure that the rope is threaded and tied into its bag correctly is a critical part of getting things right. Palm Equipment takes us on a walk through of how their throw bag system should be tied. The same knots and principles can be used on other bags.

Palm throwlines have a Quickclip system to attach the rope easily and safely to the bag. We suggest a rethreaded figure-of-eight knot, with a short 10 –15 cm tail, making sure that the loop is not big enough to get a hand through. Here’s a quick video of our recommended knot setup.

The video shows Palm’s excellent Lightning Throwbag. Check out our hands on review here.