How to Make a Paracord Fishing Lure

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Today I will show you how to make a quick and easy paracord fishing lure. If you're like me and have replaced your boot laces with paracord then you always have some on hand. So if you're ever fishing and you run out of bait, or find yourself in a survival situation this could be good to know.

Step 1: What You Will Need.

To make this lure you will need the following:

1. One piece of 550 paracord about 4 inches in length.
2. One fishing hook.
3. Knife or pair of scissors 
4. Lighter or matches.

Step 2: Preparing the Paracord.

Take your 4 inch piece of paracord and pull the inner strands about 1 inch out 

Step 3: Place the Hook.

Next place the hook inside the paracord like in the picture.

Step 4: Cut the Paracord

Next step feel for the end of the hook inside the paracord, once you find the end of the hook cut the paracord even with it. Save one of the inner strands of the piece you cut off for the last step.

Step 5: Singe the Paracord.

Next take a lighter or a match and singe the end of the paracord so it can't slip off the end of the hook.

Step 6: Fluff the Strands.

Next untwist the inner stands and scrape them with your fingernail to fluff them up a bit.

Step 7: Secure Paracord to Hook

Next take the inner strand you saved from step 4 and secure the paracord to the hook by tying it around the paracord just above the hook part.

Here are the instructions on video 
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    daviscameron22

    1 year ago

    i caught a bass and a trout off of this in arkansas

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    John T14

    1 year ago

    i made a camo one it was fun thank y

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    John T14

    1 year ago

    really fun thank you

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    Prepforshtf

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Not yet spencedaddy, just made this the other day but have no doubt that these will catch trout and other fish. Fishing season opens soon here and I will make a video of my first catch with one.

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    Camden21Prepforshtf

    Reply 2 years ago

    Do you fish this like a jig or like a fly just wondering.

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    ViciousBaitDye

    2 years ago

    I've seen many versions of this, but this is the best one I've seen.

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    lilchumy

    4 years ago

    Nice, please check out my guide on bass fishing.

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    Camilo543

    4 years ago

    How'd you singe the end so clean? Mine looks so messy.

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    hmerritt1

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is a really easy instructable. I tried it and went fishing the next day. It works great with panfish, but since it's lightweight it has a hard time sinking. I suggest using a jig to make the lure or attaching a sinker down near the hook before you fish. Overall an A+!!!

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    K-DiDDY

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is really cool. Unique. My stepmom and stepsister always tease me about my paracord projects, but I bet they would love this! Does anyone know how well it works or not?

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    booter1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This lure looks Great! *variations on a theme: longer, shorter, asymetrical, beads or spinners behind eye/in front of body, etc. Also if you douse the lure with any of the commercial 'fish attractants' or just immerse in a jar of fish eggs - this should increase your number of hookups?

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    PrepforshtfFish Nerd

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I've only been able to get out once since fishing season started last saturday, but I have no doubt that it will catch fish.

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    Denger

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I'd be interested to know which species of fish tend to take this bait. Can you please post an update when you know, Prepforshtf?