I'd say maybe. If your backing is stronger than your tippet a good arbor connection could save a $100 fly line. For most of us it doesn't matter much, I only see my backing when I clean the line.amused by the futility of arbor knots - if you get there it's already too late.
That's a great knot, thanks. I used to use an improved clinch knotI don't recall this being a topic and if it has been this should still be helpful. It may seem unlikely but I have never known a good and universal means for making this simple connection or back line to spool. I've hacked along my entire life making up a new knot every time I had to back line a reel.
Not anymore; I was about to spool up back line to a brand new reel and as I tried to remember how the heck I do this it dawned on me that the computer could probably smooth out the ride for me considerably.
Video Link Here;
I did it and can assure you it is simple and works well, thanks to the fellow who took the time to post that. Now it's here for reference because I'm sure I'll need it next time I back a new reel
Whilst not as long as 20yrs, I did this w/o any reference from the beginning. I am a big fan of the Uni knot as it doesn't cause pigtailing when tying fly on a tippet and it is very reliable so my thought was if it was good enough to hold my hooks for fishing from river to sea, why not just use the uni to secure. The extra loop around the arbor was to prevent slippage when winding on the backing.I don't mean to be pedantic but I've been using this method for twenty years and learned it from Peter Morse's 1999 book "Saltwater Fly Fishing Fundamentals" Page 28) Peter also has a brilliant instructional video "Arbor to Fly" that covers the entire rigging process.I still refer to it to this day.