People are all the time making survival bracelets, belts, straps and such with Paracord to use in survival situations.
I thought to myself, what could you really use it for besides the obvious ones being done to death.
Well I've heard people pull the inner cord out to use as fishing line but what about the bait. I cut up a few inches worth of Paracord and in under 25 minuets I had a fishing lure.
Step 1: Use those scraps
1 Fishing hook
2" scrap piece of Paracord
Few inches of fishing line
Multi-tool (Pliers and knife blade used)
Bic Lighter (to melt the end of cord)
With the many different colors of Paracord you could stock your tackle box with various color lures.
Step 2: Warm and Fuzzy Inside
On my second attempt I melted the cord apart which worked so much better.
Use your flame source of choice (Bic lighter) to melt and separate the cord.
Now take one inner strand and begin to twist it counter-clockwise to fluff it up.
Continue this with all seven strands till its nice and fuzzy.
Step 3: Beware the pointy end
Next take the fishing line and loop it thru the eye of the hook and begin to wrap around the Para cord.
There are two reasons I had for doing this. One was to make sure the hook is secure and wont come out. The other is as you can see, the black outer cord is starting to fray, the wrapping will halt it where I want it to and will maintain the lures shape.
You've now completed your fishing lure. You then can add this lure to your line and tempt those fish to come and join you for dinner.