Arbor Knot

How to Tie the Arbor Knot

About the Arbor Knot

The Arbor Knot is an easy knot for tying fishing line to a fishing reel, and is often included in the manufacturer’s instruction manual of the reel. It is considered a knot for beginners, as it simply requires tying two overhand knots - one for creating a loop around the reel and another for holding the line in place.

As is implied by its name, one can imagine using the Arbor Knot for tying rope around a tree or tree stump. When tying certain types of fishing lines that have less friction - such as some braided lines - adding some tape to the reel spool before tying the Arbor Knot will help enhance the grip before the line is wound onto the reel.

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