Wire Fishing Hook

755

4

6

About: Prepper, gamer, maker. Expect to find weapons, and prepping tutorials.

In this instructable I’ll show you how to make a wire fishing hook. This is good for ponds that don’t allow hooks with barbs (stupid I know).

Step 1: Gather Supplies

For this project you will need wire cutters, 18 gauge steel wire (I used stainless), and needle nose pliers

Step 2: Cut the Wire

Cut a 2 inch length of wire

Step 3: Make a Loop

Use your needle nose pliers to make a small loop in the top. Pinch it with your pliers to secure it.

Step 4: Bend It

Bend up part of the bottom into a “U” shape

Step 5: Cut It

Cut the end into a a point. The steeper the angle the better.

Step 6: Temper It WARNING DO NOT DO THIS WITH GALVANIZED STEEL!

Hold the hook to a flame (lighter, candle, campfire, alcohol stove etc) until it is glowing hot. Then immediately put it in water. This makes it less bendy and more brittle so you have to weigh your options. Sorry no pics yet.

Step 7: You’re Done!

You’re done!

Step 8:

Share

    Recommendations

    • Big and Small Contest

      Big and Small Contest
    • First Time Author

      First Time Author
    • Puzzle Challenge

      Puzzle Challenge

    6 Discussions

    0
    None
    PotatoDemon

    7 months ago

    I’ll post how to make a bard with any type of solder eventually :)

    0
    None
    cestes1

    10 months ago

    Without a barb, this won't really work too well at catching fish. Nice write up though.

    1 reply
    0
    None
    gm280

    10 months ago

    A few issues. If you really want to catch fish and keep them on the hook, you have to make some sort of barb or never let even an inch of slack line. Second, you can use a fie or sand paper to really sharpen the hook. I actually do that to store purchased hooks all the time to make them really sharp. Third, if you really want the hook to not bend with a big fish on, heat the hook up to glowing red and quench it in water (or oil). That tempers it but also can make it brittle so you have to weight the options.

    1 reply
    0
    None
    PotatoDemongm280

    Reply 10 months ago

    ok thanks for the tips. I’ll add some steps on how to harden it soon