Set up an arbor knot for backing to spoil in fly fishing. Learn about fly fishing equipment, poles, and supplies in this free video.
Alright, the first knot we need to do is the arbor knot, and that's to attach the backing to the reel, the spool of the reel. This is what we call the arbor, here. This will also work for spinning tackle, or bait casting tackle, anyway, you need to attach the line to the spool of a reel. So the first thing we're going to do is take the backing and just go completely around the arbor like so. Then I'm going to take this tag end I got here, and the standing end of the line and we're just going to make another loop like so. Okay, then we'll take the tag end and we're going to go thorough that loop four times so, one, two, three, four, until we have something that looks like that. Okay, and then we're just going to pull that tight there. Okay, we got a nice snug knot there. And then you just grab the spool and just kind of pull it and it'll tighten up on your arbor. So then what you do is you just clip off the little tag there. And we've got our arbor knot, nice and tight.