How Do You Make Your Own Fishing Line?

Making your own fishing line is a great way to save money and customize the line to your specific needs. It can also be a fun and rewarding activity if you enjoy crafting and outdoor activities. There are several basic steps that you need to follow in order to make your own fishing line.

Step 1: Choose the material you want to use for your line. Most people use monofilament, which is a type of plastic that is strong, flexible, and relatively inexpensive. You can also use braided or twisted lines for more durability.

Step 2: Choose the diameter of the line. This will depend on what type of fish you are Targeting, as larger fish require thicker lines for better strength and abrasion resistance.

Step 3: Measure the length of line needed for your reel, and cut it to size.

Step 4: Create a loop at one end of the line by tying a simple knot such as an overhand knot. This loop will be used to attach the line to your fishing reel.

Step 5: Secure any additional knots or attachments onto the line based on your needs. These may include crimps, swivels, or other attachments depending on what type of fishing you are doing.


Making your own fishing line is simple and can save you money while allowing you to customize it for different types of fishing. By following these basic steps, you can quickly create a reliable and durable fishing line that will last for years.

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Lindsay Collins