How to Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab

Make a fish hook using a soda can tab

Looking for a cheap and easy way to make your own fish hook? Check out this simple tutorial to learn how to make your own fish hook using the tab from your soda can.

The Cheap & Easy Way to Make Your Own Fish Hook

Turn your soda can tabs into fish hooks in just a few simple steps! This survival hack requires only a few items, and it's a great way to recycle the soda tab you'd be throwing out anyway.

Keep a few in your tackle box for your next fishing trip, and add some to your bug out bag as a multi-use survival tool. With this quick and easy tutorial, you'll never have to buy a fish hook again.

What you'll need to make your fish hook:

  • Pocket blade
  • Soda can tab
  • Scissors
  • Multitool
  • Paracord
  • Diagonal-cut pliers
  • Lighter
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Supplies

How to make your fish hook:

Step 1: Cut the soda can tab.

Start by cutting an opening in the bottom hole in the tab.
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Step One

Make sure that you cut in at a slant, and then start cutting away as much metal as you can around the hook. File the hook into a sharp point.

Step 2: File the hook.

Use your multitool to file down the sharp edges in the hole.
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Step Two

This multitool is ideal for any great survivalist – click HERE to get your own!

Step 3: Make a hole for the fishing line.

Use your pocket blade to expand the small hole at the top of the hook.
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Step Three

This is where you will tie the line to the hook.

Step 4: Cut your paracord.
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Step Four

Cut a piece of paracord that is about 4-6 inches in length.

Step 5: Insert your hook.
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Step Five

The ends of your fish hook should be sharp enough to insert into the cord. Cut any excess cord.

Step 6: Light the end.

Light the top end of the paracord and leave the bottom end frayed.
Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab Step Six

Toss it into your tackle box, and you're good to go!

How to Make a Fish Hook Using a Soda Can Tab

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 23, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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