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
- 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.
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.
Arbor Knot Video
Steps to Tying an Arbor Knot
- Wrap the fishing line around arbor
- Form loop round standing part. Pass tag end through it
- Tighten knot. Loop tag end round itself
- Pass it through the loop to tighten
- Pull tight to jam 2nd knot to 1st and secure both to the arbor