Arbor Knot – How To

How To Tie An Arbor Knot

I use the arbor knot to re-line spinning or baitcasting reels. If your using braided line, make sure to use some kind of a backer, like electrical tape, monofilament or fluorocarbon line to prevent the braid from slipping.

Take the line and go around the spool.

Now, tie an overhand knot at the end of the line.

Take the tag with the overhand knot, cross over your main line and go around, making a loop.

The main line should move freely through the loop.

Now, tie a second overhand knot using the loop you made around the main line, and tighten it down.

Now, it’s time to cinch up the knot.

Pull on the main line, working it back and forth until the knot is nice and tight on the spool, repeat if necessary.

Now trim the tag a little less then a quarter inch.

You just learned, how I tie the Arbor Knot.


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Shane Kreuscher

Shane Kreuscher

Shane Kreuscher got the nickname Bass Hole from a co-angler who was having a rough outing and annoyed by the words “FISH ON” coming out of his mouth. Shane is a bass angler that won't hesitate to mix it up and fish multi-species. From shore, his kayak or from his co-owned Deep V Crestliner, picking lakes apart in Northeast Illinois and Southeast Wisconsin is his thing along with contributing to the angling social media world. When he's not getting fishing footage on the water, he's filming and editing how-to tips and trick videos to help new anglers and veterans alike. Go follow Shane/Bass Hole on his youtube channel
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