How Do You Tie a Spoon on a Fishing Line?

Tying a spoon on a fishing line is one of the most popular methods for catching freshwater fish. Spoons are designed to mimic the natural movements of baitfish, and they are especially effective at attracting bass, trout, and other larger game fish.

While tying a spoon on a fishing line may seem complicated at first, it is actually quite simple. With just a few basic supplies and instructions, you can learn how to tie a spoon on your own fishing line in no time.

The first step in tying a spoon on your fishing line is to select the right type of spoon. Depending on what type of fish you are Targeting, different spoons may be more effective.

Generally speaking, spoons with larger profiles are better for catching large game fish like bass or trout. Smaller spoons with subtle profiles work better for smaller species like panfish.

Once you have selected the right type of spoon for your needs, it’s time to tie it onto your line. To do this, start by threading the loop at the end of the spoon onto your fishing line.

Make sure that the loop is securely fastened to the line before proceeding. Next, take some extra line and thread it through the eye of the spoon from front to back.

Tying The Knot

Once you have threaded the extra line through the eye of the spoon, it’s time to tie your knot. Begin by making an overhand knot using both pieces of line (the original fishing line and newly-threaded piece).

Pull tight until both sides are secure but not overly tight as this could damage your equipment. Finally, make two or three figure-eight knots in order to further secure everything in place.


Learning how to tie a spoon onto a fishing line is an essential skill for any angler. With just a few basic supplies and instructions, anyone can master this technique in no time!

Once you have mastered this skill, you will be able to attract more game fish with ease! So get out there and start tying those spoons!

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Michael Allen