How Do You Tie a Rubber Band to a Fishing Line?

The use of rubber bands to attach lures to fishing lines is a useful and time-saving technique that can be used in both freshwater and saltwater fishing. With the right knot, you can tie a rubber band to a fishing line in just a few simple steps.

To begin, you will need to gather the necessary materials: a rubber band, a hook, and some fishing line. You will also need scissors or knife for cutting the rubber band.

Start by cutting the rubber band into two pieces. Make sure that each piece is long enough to loop around the hook several times.

Thread one of the pieces of the rubber band through the eye of the hook, then loop it around several times until it is about two-thirds up the shank of the hook.

Tying The Knot

Next, thread your fishing line through the other piece of rubber band. Pull it tight and tie an overhand knot with both ends of the line. This will secure your rubber band onto your fishing line.

Adding Lure

Once you have tied your knot, you can now add your lure and attach it to your fishing line with the help of the rubber band. Start by passing one end of your lure through both pieces of rubber band, then looping it back through one piece only.

Finally, wrap both pieces around your lure several times until it is securely attached to your fishing line. Make sure that there are no gaps between any part of your lure and that everything is tightly secured.


Tying a rubber band to a fishing line is an easy way to securely attach lures without having to tie complicated knots or use specialized tools. With just a few simple steps, you can quickly tie a reliable knot that will keep your lure securely attached while you’re out on the water.


In conclusion, tying a rubber band onto a fishing line is an easy and effective way to attach lures without having to use complicated knots or specialized tools. With just some basic materials and knowledge, anyone can quickly tie this reliable knot for their next angling adventure.

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Lindsay Collins