How to Rig the Lure to the Line in Fishing

How to Rig the Lure to the Line in Fishing
Any experienced fisherman will tell you that rigging lure to line is a skill every angler should master. Fortunately, learning to tie a simple and secure knot that is suitable for attaching hooks, lures and flies takes only a few minutes. Choosing an easy-to-tie knot like the improved clinch knot is a good place to start and will be greatly appreciated whenever a quick lure or hook change is necessary.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing line
  • Fishing lure
  • Snips
Step 1
Begin forming the clinch knot by passing the free, or tag, end of the line through the line eye of the lure. Make sure there is at least 3 to 4 inches of line extending past the lure line eye.
Step 2
Wrap the tag end of the line around the main line six or seven times. Attempt to keep the wraps concentric and do not allow them to overlap.
Step 3
Feed the tag end of the line down and through the small loop formed just above the line eye of the lure. Do not pull the knot tight at this point.
Step 4
Guide the tag end of the line through the larger loop formed to the side of the wrapped line. This loop was formed when the line was brought down toward the eye to pass through the small loop.
Step 5
Moisten the knot slightly. Hold the lure near the line eye and tighten the knot down by pulling on the tag end of the line. Trim any excess line from the knot with snips.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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