How Do You Tie a Hook and Sinker on a Fishing Line?

Tying a hook and sinker to a fishing line is a skill that every angler must learn. It’s not difficult, but it does require some practice to master the technique.

With a little patience and the right tools, you can tie your own hooks and sinkers in no time.

To begin, you will need a pair of scissors, a fishing line, and a hook and sinker. Make sure the hook and sinker are the correct size for the type of fish you’re attempting to catch.

Start by cutting off about 12 inches of fishing line from the spool. Hold one end of the line in your dominant hand while holding the other end between your thumb and forefinger of your other hand.

Place the hook on top of the line so that it is facing towards you.

Wrap one end of the fishing line around itself three times (this will form a loop) then bring it back through the hook’s eyelet. Pull both ends of the fishing line tight so that the hook is securely attached to it.

Next, attach the sinker to your fishing line. Place it onto your line about 12 inches from where you attached your hook (this depends on how deep you want your bait to be).

Tie an overhand knot with both ends of your fishing line around each side of your sinker. Pull both ends tight until they are secure against each other (the loop should be small enough that it won’t slip off).


Tying a hook and sinker to a fishing line isn’t difficult once you have mastered this simple technique. All you need is some practice, patience, and proper tools like scissors and quality fishing line. With just these items, you can easily attach any type of hook or sinker to your fishing rig.

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Lindsay Collins