How to Make a Hook for a Fish Snare

Learn how to make a hook for a fish snare from NYC Outward Bound instructor Marko Yurachek in this wilderness survival skills video from Howcast.

Transcript

Hopefully we're going to have fish for dinner tonight. In order to get that, we're going to set up a fishing snare.

To make a fishing snare, we need a lake, hopefully that has some fish in it; a hook which I don't have, so I'm going to use a safety pin; some fishing line, which I happened to find near the edge of the lake; a tree that has some bend and spring in it; and some parts to make a trigger for the snare.

I'll start by making a hook. And the hook, it's going to be a safety pin, then we're going to snip off the safety pin part, and bend into a hook. It looks pretty much like that. On the other end we have an eye we can run our line through.

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