How Do You Tie Fishing Line to a Lure?

Tying fishing line to a lure is an essential skill for any angler. It’s important to know how to do it properly so that your lure is secure and won’t come off during a cast or retrieve. There are several different knots that can be used to tie line to a lure, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

A simple and popular knot for tying fishing line to a lure is the Improved Clinch Knot. This knot is easy to tie and provides good strength and security. To tie an Improved Clinch Knot, start by doubling the line back on itself and making 5 turns around the doubled line. Then, pass the end of the line through the loop created by the turns, pass it through again, and pull it tight. Finally, wet the knot with saliva or water before pulling it tight one final time.

Another effective knot for tying fishing line to a lure is the Palomar Knot. This knot provides good strength but can be tricky to tie correctly. To tie a Palomar Knot, start by passing the doubled line through the eye of your lure or swivel and tying an overhand knot in both ends of the doubled line. Then, pass one end of the doubled line through the loop created by your overhand knots, pull tight, and trim off excess line.

The last knot we’ll discuss is the Uni Knot. This knot provides excellent strength but can be difficult to tie correctly due to its complexity. To tie a Uni Knot start by making 3 turns around your doubled-up fishing line then passing one end of your doubled-up fishing line through that loop created by those 3 turns. Pass both ends of your double-up fishing lines together through this loop again then pull tight while wetting with saliva or water.


Knowing how to tie various knots such as an Improved Clinch Knot, Palomar Knot and Uni Knot when attaching lures will help anglers ensure their lures are secure when casting or retrieving so that they don’t come undone during their trip out on the water.

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Michael Allen