Lead sinkers are one of the most important fishing tools a fisherman can have. They allow you to catch more fish, and they’re much easier to use than traditional weights. Whether you’re targeting big game fish or just regular ol’ fish, lead sinkers are an essential part of your kit. In this blog post, we will show you how to make lead sinkers from scratch. By following our simple instructions, you’ll be able to create the perfect weight for your fishing needs in no time at all.

Materials Required

Materials Required:

  • Lead sinker
  • Wire cutters
  •  Pliers
  •  Hammer
  • Saw
  •  Piece of wood approximately 18″ long x 2″ wide x 1/2″ thick (or larger)
  • Hole saw or jigsaw
  • Drill bit size #8 or #10 (optional)
    Step One: Cut the lead sinker in half with the wire cutters. The exact dimensions will depend on the size of your piece of wood. Make sure that one half of the lead sinker is significantly smaller than the other.
    Step Two: Drill a hole in one half of the lead sinker that is slightly larger than the jigsaw blade. Make sure to orient the hole so that it faces down when you are cutting. You can use a drill bit size #8 if you wish, but a #10 will work just as well. If you are using a jigsaw, be very careful not to accidentally cut through your piece of wood! Once you have drilled your hole, insert the jigsaw blade and start cutting around it. Be sure to keep an eye on where your blade is going and stop before you inadvertently damage your board!
    Step Three: Take the smaller half of the lead sinker and place it over top of the hole that you just made in the larger half. Now hammer down firmly on both halves until they fit snugly together and form a solid connection. If desired, you

How to Make the Lead Sinkers?

The best way to make lead sinkers is by using a mold. The most common type of mold is a doughnut shape with a hole in the center. You can also use a canning jar, but it’s not as reliable. For the best results, make sure the lead is very cold before you start shaping it. When you’re ready to make your sinkers, place the lead on a work surface and cold form it into an oval or doughnut shape. Make sure the hole in the center is large enough for your hook to fit through. You can also add decoration or textured patterns if you like. Once you have the shape that you want, use a sharp knife to cut out the hole. If you’re using a doughnut-shaped mold, be sure to rotate it so that each side forms an oval when finished. You can then attach your hook by soldering or crimping it on.

Tips for Making Lead Sinkers Easier to Use

Lead sinkers are a great way to keep your line from tangling and making your fishing difficult. Follow these tips for using lead sinkers:

  1. Make sure the lead sinker is the correct size for your line. Large lead sinkers can cause your line to kink, while small lead sinkers may not hold enough weight to be effective.
  2. Put the lead sinker on the end of the line furthest from the hook. This will help prevent it from getting caught on debris or other objects while you’re fishing.
  3. Add weights to the end of the line if you want to make your sinker more stable in water. This will make it harder for fish to pull out and catch your bait with ease.

What is a lead sinker?

Lead sinkers are a type of fishing lure made from lead that is weighted at the bottom and has a small, sharp hook on the top. When hooked into a fish’s mouth, the weight of the lead sinker pulls out the hook, which then allows you to reel in your catch. Lead sinkers come in many different shapes and sizes, so there’s bound to be one that suits your fishing style.

How to make lead sinkers?

Making lead sinkers is a simple process that can be used to catch fish in both salt and fresh water. The first step is to heat the lead until it becomes malleable. The next step is to shape the lead into the desired shape, which can be anything from a simple loop to a more complex design. Finally, you must coat the lead sinker with a sealant to prevent it from corroding and becoming lost in the water.

Why make lead sinkers?

Lead sinkers are an essential tool for catching fish, and there are many different ways to make them. You can use lead or steel sinkers, depending on your preference. Lead sinkers are more popular because they hold more weight and are easier to handle. Steel sinkers are also effective, but may be harder to find.

What to do with lead sinkers once you’ve made them?

Lead sinkers are generally made from lead and a shaped piece of metal, like an old screwdriver or scissors. You can make lead sinkers by hand or with a machine.

To make a lead sinker by hand:

  1. Cut the desired shape out of the metal rod. The thinner the rod, the easier it will be to bend into the proper shape.
  2. Cut a small hole in one end of the metal rod and insert the lead fishing weight.
  3. Bend the metal rod around until it forms a U-shape, making sure to keep the hole in the end of the metal rod so that you can still use it as a retrieval tool.
  4. Crimp or weld on any extra pieces of metal as needed to create a sturdy design.
  5. Test your new lead sinker by dropping it into water and seeing if it sinks. If not, add more lead until it does!


If you’re looking to start fishing with lead sinkers, you’ll want to know how to make them. This guide will show you the basics of making lead sinkers, including what materials you’ll need and how to make them. Once you’ve mastered the art of making lead sinkers, it’s time to get out there and start fishing!