How to Use a Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie.





Introduction: How to Use a Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie.

The Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie is easy tie, easy to untie, and stays in place. There are a bunch of places it could come in handy. Here are a few ways tie it. 

Fish Bone came about when I wanted to enter the Pocket Sized Contest. You can read about it by clicking here. I highly recommend participating in every contest you can. Each contest is a chance to go outside your comfort zone and learn something new. Without them I may have never thought up this little fishy. To date we have produced more than 30,000 of them. 

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WARNING: Fish Bone products are not intended for climbing or load bearing applications where failure would cause damage or injury.


Step 1: The Basic Tie.

Step 2: Carrier Tie.

Step 3: Hanging a Tarp.

Step 4: Splicing.

Step 5: Guy Line

Step 6: Clothes Line.

Step 7: Zipper Pull.

Step 8: Quick Release.

Step 9: Bottle Popping.

Here's a video of Piranha opening a bottle and some other photos of Snapper.



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    hey man really cool I made 2 wooden snappers and several piranhas that I made into necklaces and I had a idea for a mako shark and bass gear tie I will make a instructable on it soon

    Awesome! I'd love to see photos. Thanks.

    I just love the many applications. Gonna hang one on my car keys.
    Was wonderring y u did'nt call the piranha the ''Paranha"
    Paracord+piranha=paranha. lol. keep up the grr8 stuff

    That's a great idea! Paranha. Good thinking.

    Great job!!! I was looking at these on your website - pretty amazing the others said, about the multiple uses. I love it!

    I love these little gadgets. Kinda the same concept as Loop Alien, except it opens your beer bottle. Way to go!

    Thanks for the information the "fishbone" seems like a nifty little piece of camping hardware which, as you've been pointing out, has many uses in many situations.

    Being an amateur radio operator in emergency service I'm always going out & hoisting antennas into places with whatever nature provides. We've had similar type hardware to keeping lines tight but these look like items I could make or are very inexpensive and would do the same job just as well.

    As to the comment about having to learn so many different ways to use it I'll simply say that it seems to me that the basic idea is friction, so you really only need to learn one way to use it, to increase the friction between the pieces in the direction that the situation wants to pull. This is all so that they can't be pulled apart by nature, only by the application of thought. This is also the basic idea behind quick release knots, except for them the friction is greatest in the direction that the situation wants to pull on the knot and very light in some other direction so we can undo it easily.