Bowline knot is simple and very important knot, commonly used to form a fixed loop at the end of the rope. It easily tied and untied, even after being under the load.
How to tie a Bowline Knot
Bowline knot is used in many situations and it is of vital importance to learn it well. So take a piece of rope and practice at home.
On the photos below, you can see how this knot is tied. Also, you can click on small photos to see larger gallery.
Form a loop on the rope, but be careful and leave enough rope for the knot. Pass the rope's tail through the loop as if you are making Overhand Knot and then under the standing end. Pass the tail around and then back through the loop. Tighten the knot gently and Bowline Knot is done.
Again, this is very important knot that requires some practice. But it is like riding a bike - whey you master it, you will never forget it :)
Bowline knot is very secure knot which is easily untied even after being under the load.
Note: under the load, it is very difficult to untie it - important for safety, but also if you have to release a mooring line under the load (for whatever reason), you will have to cut the rope ...