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Arbor Knot

Arbor Knot

Arbor Knot

The primary use of an arbor knot is to secure the line to the spool of a fishing reel. It could be a spinning reel, fly reel or bait casting reel. It is helpful while anchoring backing to the reel arbor for big fishes.

How to Tie an Arbor Knot

How to Tie an Arbor Knot

How to Tie an Arbor Knot

Tips

  1. The knots made in steps 3 and 5 are known as overhand knots. The second overhand knot prevents the line from slipping through the first one.

Variation

For increasing friction on highly polished reels, some fishermen wind the line 2-3 times round the arbor before making the first knot. The line should be turned as though tying a tensionless knot, that is, the wraps should tighten on rotating the reel.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Simple to tie and effective.
  • Does not slip while winding the fishing line onto the spool.
  • A good choice for fluorocarbon and monofilament lines.
  • Can be used with braided superlines or unifilaments only if the spool is non-slip and braid-ready.

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