How Do You Fix a Fishing Line?

Fishing is an age-old pastime that is enjoyed by many people around the world. While there are a variety of different types of fishing, one thing remains constant – you need to have a reliable fishing line to ensure a successful catch. Unfortunately, fishing lines can become damaged over time due to wear and tear or improper use, making it important to know how to fix a fishing line when it becomes damaged.

The first step in fixing a fishing line is to identify the source of the damage. Is the line frayed, cut, or broken?

If it is frayed, then you will need to cut off the frayed section and tie a new knot. If the line is cut or broken, then you will need to splice it back together using either a crimp sleeve or heat shrink tubing. Once you have identified the source of damage and determined the proper method for repair, you can begin repairing your fishing line.

If you are using a crimp sleeve or heat shrink tubing for your repair, then be sure to carefully measure out the length of your new section before cutting. You do not want to cut too much off as this could create an uneven repair job which may not hold up over time.

Once you have measured and cut your new section, use pliers to crimp down the crimp sleeve or heat shrink tubing onto both ends of your new section. This will ensure that your repair job holds up over time.


Fixing a fishing line can seem like an intimidating task at first glance but with some patience and knowledge it can be done relatively easily. By identifying the source of damage and properly measuring out and splicing in a new section with either a crimp sleeve or heat shrink tubing, you should be able to get your fishing line back in top condition for successful catches!

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Emma Gibson