How to Tie Fishing Line to Reel?

How to Tie Fishing Line to Reel

Fishing is an art and requires skill. There are many types of fishing lines available in the market and are used according to need.  The fishing line needs to be attached to the reel and this done through knotting it.

There are several ways to tie fishing line to the reel. Some of them are quite easy, and few of them would require your extra attention, but they will make your fishing experience fun and successful for sure.

Baja Knot

You can use this type of knot when you want a heavy mono line. It helps in making a loop to loop connection or for attaching other hooks to the same line. Make sure your knot is firm because if it is not firm, there are chances of slipping after strong knot creates a small, simple loop on the end of the mono line.

Slide the hook freely in it and tie the remaining knot. Now place the end of the line across the front loop but keeping in mind that it should be behind the main running line. Pull the line so that it becomes smaller than the first loop. It is time to make a third loop which should be adjusted in between the first and second loop.

The hook that you kept hanging now slide it to the middle loop and back it up under the upper loop and make your knot a bit more firm. Now it is time to secure the hook using pliers and tug the whole line hardly for tightening.

Davy knot

Another type of knot commonly used by fisherman for catching small fish in the simplest and quickest way possible is the Davy Knot. Often it is used by fly fishers. Davy knot is also helpful in getting back to the fishing in no time after breaking the line. First, like the needle thread the line through the eye of the line of the fishing hook.

Form a loose overhand knot from the end of the line. After that bring it back and pass it through the hole in the overhand knot and then the hook itself. Then it is time make the knot tight by towing it to the end of the line. You got your simplest Davy knot for catching fish.

Arbor knot

There is another type of knot which can be tied to any fishing line, or any fishing reel is called Arbor knot. Arbor knot aims not just to catch the fish but also help in situations when you lose your fishing rod and reel in some accident and the only option left is to tug it up by the line. For tugging up in these situations, you need a robust and firm knot.

Arbor knot never fails and helps you in catching fish even when you lose your rod or reel. It is time to learn how to tie Arbor knot. Following are the instructions:

  • Start with wrapping your line at the end of the reel with the tagged end of the line.
  • In step two tie another overhand knot at the tag end that is just one or maximum two inches apart from the first over the hand knot.
  • In step three the final step drags the standing part in such a way that it slides past the first, over the hand knot down to the reel and then the second knot so that it gridlocks against the first knot and after that nice close the tag end.

Orvis knot

The last type of knot used for fishing is Orvis Knot which can be utilized as a substitute to the clinch knot. Following are the stepwise instructions:

  • At first pass the line from the eye of the hook but from below, after that you have to form a figure like eight by crossing the reel line and the thread from the back end and passing it through the first loop.
  • Now through the top of the second loop feed the tagged end and repeat it to pass through the loop.  Oil the line and close knot of labeled end.

All of these knots have their own purpose and require practice and skill. You must learn these knots for a successful fishing experience.

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