How Do You Put a Peg on a Fishing Line?

Fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors, but without the right tools it can be much harder than it needs to be. One of the most important tools for any angler is a fishing line with a peg attached.

The peg helps you keep your line tight and secure so that you can cast your bait farther and more accurately. Knowing how to put a peg on a fishing line correctly can make all the difference in your fishing success.

The first step in putting a peg on a fishing line is to make sure that you have the right size peg for the line you are using. Different sized pegs are designed for different sizes of lines, so it’s important to match them up correctly. Once you have the right size peg, simply slide it onto the end of the line and push it down until it’s firmly secured.

Once your peg is in place, you need to tie it off. You can use either an overhand knot or an improved clinch knot for this purpose.

To tie an overhand knot, take one end of the line and loop it around twice before passing it through itself and pulling tight. To tie an improved clinch knot, pass one end of the line through the eyelet at one end of the peg and then wrap four turns around itself before passing through both loops again and pulling tight.

Now that your peg is tied off securely on your fishing line, you’ll need to secure your bait or lure onto its other end. Depending on what type of bait or lure you’re using, this may involve threading them onto a hook or connecting them with a split ring. Once they’re connected securely to your line, they should stay in place while casting.


Putting a peg on a fishing line correctly is an essential skill for any angler. The process involves matching up pegs with their corresponding lines, sliding them into place, tying them off securely with either an overhand knot or an improved clinch knot, and then securing bait or lures onto their other ends. Once all these steps have been completed properly, anglers will have set themselves up for success out on their next fishing trip.

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Lindsay Collins