Arbor backing knot

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Arbor backing knot
Image:Arbor knot diagram.png
Names Arbor backing knot,
Typical use To attach fishing line to the arbor of a fishing reel.
Category Hitch knots
Group Fishing knots
Related Honda knot
Animation of tying a Arbor backing knot
Animation of tying a Arbor backing knot

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  • Grog notes: "The Anchor Bend is also known as the Fisherman's Bend is an excellent knot to use for attaching an anchor line to an anchor." The Arbor Knot also attatches the line to the fishing reel Arbor.
  • See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1841, p 309.

See also
Knots by Use
Basic knots Overhand knot · Square knot · Granny knot · Two half-hitches · Taut-line hitch · Bowline · Sheet bend · Slip knot · Clove hitch · Timber hitch
Advanced knots Constrictor knot · Monkey's fist · Ocean plait · Trucker's hitch · Turk's head
Special knots Braiding · Carrick bend · Chain sinnet · Cow hitch · Double sheet bend · Sheep shank
Fishing knots Arbor backing knot · Barrel knot · Blood knot · Blood loop · Clinch knot · Fisherman's knot · Improved clinch knot · Nail knot · Needle knot · Palomar knot · Surgeon's loop · Turle knot
Sailing knots Bowline on a Bight · Cleat Hitch · Double Bowline · Figure Eight · Marline Hitch · Midshipman's Hitch · Rolling Hitch · Stevedores Knot
Climbing knots Alpine Butterfly knot · Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine) · Figure eight follow-through · Figure eight on a bight · Figure eight on bend · Figure eight knot · Prusik knot · Safety knot · Water knot
Forty knots

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