To tie a monkey fist knot, start by making a loop with a few feet of rope, leaving one end longer for the weight. Next, wrap the weight around the loop six to eight times, depending on the size of the monkey fist knot desired.
**Tighten the wraps by pulling the end of the rope through the loop and secure it in place with a double half hitch knot. ** Finally, fan out the free end of the rope to create the ‘fist’ shape and secure with a few half-hitch knots, potentially wrapping them around the prior wraps for extra security. Your monkey fist knot should now be ready for use.