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Arbor Knot - To Tie Backing on Your Reel

By James Castwell

Forget the little overhand knot at the end and this knot will fail every time, it is absolutely essential. As you pull the finished knot tight, the overhand knot slides down tight to the arbor. I recommend using two loops around the arbor, many reels are very smooth and the extra loop gives it enough friction to prevent slipping. Give the final knot a few good tugs to set it well. ~ J. Castwell

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