SHOT Follow-Up: Fishbones and 550 Cord

Fishbone_550Cord_Doubled One of the guys at SHOT mentioned this project to me and although its not as sexy as an unobtanium plated rifle or bulletproof combat shirt I thought you might be interested anyway. 550 cord is (rightfully) ubiquitous and this appears to be a simple, effective way to secure it. It’s the brainchild of LVPD LEO Brent Garcia and uses friction to hold the paracord in place. I could see this being an excellent piece of kit for field expediency. The only thing I wonder is if there will be any in darker colors – obviously there won’t be a huge demand for shiny stainless steel out in the field, but that wouldn’t prevent its use around tents or mixed in with personal gear.




10 Comments on "SHOT Follow-Up: Fishbones and 550 Cord"

  1. Really cool idea! I do agree that darker colors are needed.

  2. Not to take away from the kickstarter project, but a similar product is out there:

    • I came to post the same thing. I have been using the figure 9 for some time with everything from 550 – to .25in shock cord. The only drawback is gutted 550 will sometimes slip…

      These fishbones better be below 2.00 US to be competitive.

  3. hey the comments are working

  4. Is this meant to replace the taut-line hitch?

  5. Marc…you anticipated my comments. The rolling hitch does a nice job. Back in about 1975, when I did construction, an 87 year-old man gave me his 4-Volume set of 'Audel's Carpenters Guides (4 books in all) . A Plethora of info re that trade. The FIRST thing I read was the section on ropes, line and knots! What an education! Still use much of that today. ALSO…any good sailing book on knots will fit the bill too.

  6. were can i get them

  7. Eldrick Garcia | October 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Reply

    Allen – You can find them at

  8. Eldrick Garcia | October 29, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Reply

    David Reeder – I am brother & business partner to Brent Garcia (Creator of Fish Bone)
    Please contact me,, I'd like to send you some of our products as a thank you for writing this article. I am just now seeing this.

    Thank you!

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