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Arbor Knot

The arbor knot is just a knot term that is used to tie your fishing line to your reel. Welcome to The FinTalk Fishing Knot details page for tying the Arbor Knot. Follow the directions step by step and practice tying any particular knot over and over until you have it mastered. Learn it and practice it so when you are faced with changing lures or rigs in the middle of a hot bite you can quickly tie your knot and get your line back in the water. Sometimes the bite is only on for a little while so getting caught up with tying and re-tying rigs can cost valuable fish time. Remember not only should you be able to tie your knot fairly quick but you should be able to tie your fishing knot properly fairly quick. Nothing is worse than having what you know was a big daddy fish and losing him only to wind up your line to see your knot failed. It is enough to ruin your day, especially if the fishing is slow. So enjoy learning to tie these knots and for more detailed instructions check out "Fishing Knots and Rigs' by Geoff Wilson.

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Fishing knot Tippets, Tags, Butts, Turns and Wraps, Does it get confusing? Not familiar with these terms or some of the knots you only know by name? Then checkout this book that was written by top and well known angler Geoff Wilson, "The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs". The book offers an extensive list of knots and rigs which have been illustrated for your benefit to help you visualize the knot tying process. To read information for the knot on this page and many other useful knots and rigs we strongly recommend that you purchase a copy of ' The Complete Book of Fishing Knots & Rigs' or any one of his other detailed knot or fishing books.

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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)

KNOT NAME: Arbor Knot

An easy to tie method of securing the end of the line to the arbor of the fishing reel.


This knot can be found in Practical Fishing Knots by Mark Sosin and Lefty Kreh - in our opinion one of the best books written on fishing knots. We have it among our Book Selections at the top of the page.

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

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