How Do You Put a Weight and Hook on a Fishing Pole?

Putting a weight and hook on a fishing pole is an essential part of any successful fishing trip. Whether you’re using live bait or artificial lures, these components are necessary for setting up your line and catching fish. If you’re new to this process, don’t worry; it’s easy to learn how to put a weight and hook on a fishing pole.

First, you’ll need to select the appropriate weight based on the type of fish you are Targeting. Heavier weights are better suited for deep water fishing while lighter weights should be used in shallow waters. The weight should be placed at the end of your line and attached with a knot or swivel.

Once the weight is in place, it’s time to attach the hook. You can purchase hooks that come pre-baited with artificial bait or use live bait such as worms or minnows.

If using live bait, thread the bait onto the hook before attaching it to the line. For artificial baits, attach them directly to the hook before placing them onto your line.

Next, tie the hook onto your line using a simple knot such as an improved clinch knot or Palomar knot. Once tied, ensure that it is secured tightly; if it isn’t tight enough then it could come loose when you cast out into the water which would result in lost tackle and possibly even lost fish!

Finally, check that all connections are secure before casting out into the water. Make sure that your knots are tight and that your weight and hook aren’t going anywhere when you make your cast!


Knowing how to put a weight and hook on a fishing pole is essential for any successful fishing trip. With just a few simple steps, anyone can learn how to properly attach these components so they can start catching fish right away!

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Lindsay Collins