Machine Sneller

Tend machines that attach snells to fishhooks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Snellers do?

Tends machine that attaches snells to fishhooks: Threads snell from spool through guides to machine chuck. Starts machine and inserts hook between chuck jaws. Depresses pedal to actuate chuck that spins and wraps snell around hook shank, and cuts snell to predetermined length. Removes snelled hook from machine, threads snell through eye of hook, and ties overhand loop knot in end to facilitate attaching to fishing line. May attach snelled hooks to display cards. May tie second hook above first to make special baiting hookup.


Should I be a Machine Sneller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Machine Sneller

    Machine Snellers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Machine Sneller-related education!
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