How to Tie an Arbor Knot

The Arbor Knot provides the angler with a quick and easy connection for attaching your line to the reel spool.

How to Tie an Arbor Knot

  1. Pass the line around the reel arbor.
  2. Tie an overhand knot around the standing line. Then tie a second overhand knot in the tag end.
  3. Pull tight and snip off excess. Snug down first overhand knot on the reel arbor.
  4. Wind your line on the reel and go fishing!

Knot Tying Terminology

  • Butt: The thick part of the leader. The butt of a leader is attached to the fishing line.
  • Tag or Tag End: The working end, the part of the line where the knot is tied.
  • Standing Part: The main part of the line that is fixed and under tension. Such as the part of line that is on the reel.
  • Standing End: The short area at the end of the standing part of the line.
  • Working End: The part of the line used actively in tying a knot. The opposite of the standing end.
  • End: A loop is a closed curved line, formed by bringing the tag end back and alongside the standing part, or a knot that creates a loop.
  • Tippet: The end of a leader to which the lure is attached. The tippet can be the end of a leader or an added line to the end of a leader.
  • Turns or Wraps: A turn or wrap is one complete revolution of line around another.
  • Overhand Knot: The foundation for many other knots. (A Granny Knot before it is pulled tight)

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