Fishing does not mean merely throwing your line in the water as you patiently wait with your fishing rod while a great catch falls into your lap. There are a lot of intricacies and complexities you need to gain the upper hand on in order to make sure the process of fishing moves forward seamlessly. One aspect you need to gain an understanding of is attaching lures to your fishing line. Make sure you check out our top 4 picks for braided fishing lines. You can also see our pick for best lures for trout.
To make things easier for you, we show you the best way to attach lures to fishing line for a great fishing trip.
Have all the materials ready
In order to ensure you can swiftly and effortlessly attach a lure to your fishing line, you need to, first of all, have all of the materials required to make this possible in your arsenal. Generally speaking, you need the following pieces of equipment.
- A barrel swivel is basically a small line connector. The main purpose of this swivel involves allowing the angler to tie two separate sections of line to each of its ends. The swivel makes it possible for each section of lien to rotate independently of each other.
- A dipsy (weight) ensures you increase your depth and fish catching abilities. It relieves some of the stress during the times when a fish hits your lure. It is the most advanced sinker and is round in shape and makes it easy to carry out multi-directional trolling.
- A fishing line which everyone knows is a cord people use for angling and fishing. It is as durable and can be compared to a string. This line is attached to a baited hook usually with a float or sinker.
- A hook (on a string) refers to a tool that makes it easier to catch fish. The hook either snags the body of the fish or impales them in the mouth.
These are the basic elements you need to be aware of and need to own in order to ensure you can seamlessly attach lures to a fishing line.
The art of tying
Now that you know the most essential components of lure fishing, you need to know about the tie. To tie appropriately, go around the line at the top and then back through the first loop. Once you do this, you can then pull it all the way through. Do the exact same thing to your weight on the same piece of string. Any kind of extra material can easily be cut out.
Putting the hook in place
You can easily put the hook in place by putting the loop on the hook through the other swivel hole and then putting the hook through the loop. See that you pull it through carefully. You can even try getting a pair of needle-nose pliers or even a cork to pull it out a little more securely.
There you have it. Now all you really have to do is put your bait on and cast away. That is all there is left to it.
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Fishing is more than just a hobby for me—it’s my obsession. I was born into a family of fishers and have carried on that tradition almost every day of my life. From Denmark to Thailand, the Bahamas, and more, I’ve gotten a chance to see the world because of fishing. I currently live in Thailand and run FishingKris where I post tips, tricks, and guides to help ordinary people fish better, and have a more fun time out on the water.