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September 21, 2007

Tying the Arbor Knot

The arbor knot is used to attach your fishing line to the reel

The Arbor Knot is useful for securing the end of the fishing line to the reel spool, or arbor, prior to filling the reel. It's a very easy knot to tie, and leaves very little tag end exposed once the knot is cinched down.

 

The Arbor Knot

1. Pass the line around the reel spool and tie an overhand knot around the standing section, leaving a long tag end.

 

The Arbor Knot

2. Tie a second overhand knot in the tag end.

 

The Arbor Knot

3. Tighten and trim the tag end close to the knot.

 

The Arbor Knot

4. Pull on the standing section of line to draw the two overhand knots together and snug them up against the spool.