Fly Fishing Knots: Arbor Knot Animation
The Arbor Knot is used for tying the end of the backing to a fly reel.
See detailed instructions below for each step in tying the Arbor Knot.
- Tie an overhand knot in the backing and loop the backing around the arbor.
- With the tag end, tie a second overhand knot around the standing part of the backing.
- Pull the second knot tight against the arbor, then pull on the standing part of the line so the knotted tag end snugs up against the first.
Below is a selection of fly fishing knots. Simply click on the thumbnails below to view the corresponding fly fishing knot.