Fishing is a great activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just starting out, it’s important to know how to tie a big weight on a fishing line. Doing so correctly will help you catch more fish and make your fishing trips more enjoyable.
Types of Weights – Big weights come in different shapes and sizes, such as pyramid sinkers, slip sinkers, split shot sinkers and egg sinkers. Pyramid sinkers are the most popular type of big weight used by anglers as they are easy to tie and provide excellent weight for deep water fishing.
Slip sinkers are also popular, as they can easily slide up and down the line when needed. Split shot sinkers are small round weights that have a slit in one end which allows them to be crimped onto the line. Egg sinkers are oval shaped weights used for fishing in moving water.
Tools Needed – In order to tie a big weight onto a fishing line, you will need some basic tools such as pliers, scissors or wire cutters, and a hook or swivel to attach the weight to the line. For heavier weights, it is recommended to use heavy-duty pliers.
Tying The Weight – The first step is to attach the hook or swivel onto the end of your line. The hook should be positioned so that it faces away from you when you pull on it from the side of the reel. Once attached, use your pliers to thread the weight onto the hook or swivel until it is securely fastened.
Securing The Weight – After attaching the weight to the hook or swivel, use your pliers again to crimp down any loose ends on both sides of the connection point between the weight and hook/swivel. This will ensure that your connection is secure and won’t come undone while fishing.
Tying a big weight on a fishing line properly can help ensure that your connections remain secure while fishing so that you can catch more fish! With just some basic tools like pliers and scissors or wire cutters, anyone can learn how to tie a big weight on their own fishing line in no time!