How to Rig Fishing Lures

How to Rig Fishing Lures
Fishing lures are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Depending on which fish species you are trying to catch, lures are an effective alternative to soft, live and prepared bait. It is relatively easy to rig a line for lure fishing. Because some lures are already weighted and the body is already equipped with animal hairs or feathers, for example, the biggest task you need to concern yourself with---after deciding which fish species to target, of course---is tying a secure knot to keep the lure on your line.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Owner Phantom Tube Lure Rig

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing line
Step 1
Pass the butt, or closed end, of the tube along the hook point. Thread the tube over the hook shaft. Drive the hook all the way through the tube. Pull the hook point out for a clean exit.
Step 2
Press the hook to the exterior tube wall. This is a rigging technique known as "Texskin."
Step 3
Pull the eyelet of the hook through the tube's body.
Step 4
Tie the hook to your fishing line using the improved clinch knot. Pass the free end of your line through the eyelet. Double back and coil the line over the standing line five or six turns. Thread the line through the loop located at the base of the eyelet. Pass the mainline through the large loop and pull the line away from the eyelet to close the knot. Press the coils tightly together. Cut excess line with fishing-line cutters.
Step 5
Reinsert the eyelet back into the tube's body.

Plug, Spoon and Jig Set-Up

Step 1
Thread your line through the eyelet of the fishing lure, which is located on jigs, spoons and plugs opposite the hook point.
Step 2
Tie the line to the eyelet using the clinch knot.
Step 3
Pass the free end of your line through the eyelet. Double back and coil the line over the standing line five or six turns. Thread the line through the loop located at the base of the eyelet. Pass the mainline through the large loop and pull the line away from the eyelet to close the knot. Press the coils tightly together.
Step 4
Cut excess line using scissors.

Tips & Warnings

 
Jigs are designed with a weighted head.
 
Lures can be used with or without weights.
 
Always proceed with caution when handling a fishing hook.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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