Before rigging your fly line you want to choose a line that either floats, or sinks. Your local fly fishing store can help you determine the line that’s most suitable for your needs.
In order to rig a fly line start by preparing. Whenever rigging a fishing line you need to select the right knot and apply it to the right part of your fishing line.
Today, we look at part 1 of 6 in series of fishing articles on mastering basic Fly Fishing rigging and knots.
However, before you begin ensure that you lubricate your knots with water before tightening. In our experience, it pays to draw them nice and tight, and trim the ends to close your knot.
The Arbor Knot, as seen from the illustration above, is used for connecting your backing to the fly reel.
Your backing is just a length of braided/gelspun line, at the base, around your reel. It can provide additional line for fighting heavy/hard fighting fish.
As you can see from the image above, this knot is used to tie your backing to your spool. Our team recommends the following method for tying your arbor knot:
Backing: a length of braided/gelspun line, at the base, around your reel
Arbor: the central post of a fishing reel to which fishing line is attached
Overhand Knot: the overhand knot is one of the most is often used to prevent the end of a rope from unraveling and forms the basis for many other knots
Next week, we will look at the Albright Knot and how this knot can be utilised when rigging a basic fly fishing line.
Are you new to fly fishing? Are there any key terms that you are confused with?
In our experience, it’s best to just go to your local fly fishing store and get advice from your friendly fly fishing professional.
If you have any questions regarding this knot, or want to learn more about Fjord, and what we can offer, get in contact with us today!