How Do You Attach a Lure to a Fishing Line?

Attaching a fishing lure to a line is an important part of angling. It’s not difficult to do, but it’s important to get it right or else you won’t be able to catch any fish. Here are some steps you need to follow in order to correctly attach a lure to your fishing line.

Step 1:

Choose the right type of swivel for your lure. Swivels are essential for preventing line twists, which can be caused by the spinning of the lure. The size and type of swivel you’ll need will depend on the size and weight of your lure, as well as the type of fish you’re Targeting.

Step 2:

Tie the swivel onto your fishing line. This is best done using a clinch knot or a loop knot, although other knots such as the Palomar knot may work better with some types of lures. Whichever knot you choose, make sure that it is securely tied onto the line.

Step 3:

Attach the split rings or snap rings that come with most lures. Split rings are small metal rings that are used to attach hooks and other attachments to lures, while snap rings are plastic clip-on attachments that can be used for attaching things like spinners and spoons.

Step 4:

Securely attach your lure onto the split ring or snap ring. Make sure that it is firmly attached so it won’t come off when you cast your line into the water. You may need special tools such as pliers in order to do this properly.


Attaching a fishing lure to a line isn’t complicated, but it’s important to get it right in order for successful angling. By following these steps and choosing the right type and size of swivel, split ring or snap ring, you should have no problem attaching your lure securely onto your fishing line so you can start catching some fish!

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Lindsay Collins