How to Tie Spoons for Fishing

How to Tie Spoons for Fishing
Tucked away somewhere between the spinner baits and the fish hooks, one will typically find the lowly spoon lure. Even though the spoon is one of the oldest types of artificial lure still in use, it really does not get a lot of fanfare and recognition compared to some other lures. If you're curious, go buy a spoon and fish one. If you don't know how to tie a spoon to your line, there's help for that.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Monofilament fishing line
  • Snips
Step 1
Hold the tag, or free, end of your fishing line in one hand and the spoon lure in the other. Hold the spoon so that the split ring eye, typically attached to the spoon, is easily accessible for tying.
Step 2
Pass 4 to 5 inches of line through the split ring attached to the spoon. Make sure that enough line extends past the ring for tying the knot.
Step 3
Form an improved clinch knot by wrapping the tag end of the line around the main line for six to seven turns. Start near the split ring and work your way up the line, making concentric turns.
Step 4
Turn the tag end downward and pass it through the small loop formed in the line just above the split ring. Pull the line through but do not tighten the knot down at this time.
Step 5
Feed the tag end of the line through the wide loop to the side of the knot. This loop was formed when the line was turned downward toward the small loop formed above the split ring. Pull the line through the large loop, moisten slightly and pull down tight. Trim excess line from the knot with snips.

Tips & Warnings

It is important to slightly moisten the knot before pulling down tight. This will help the knot form and lock in place.

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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