Here is how we secure all of our winch line hooks if you need to trim or re-secure your winch line hooks. Also, how you can secure the winch line to the winch drum.
Step 1: Melt the end of the line into a ball with a lighter. Then tie into a figure 8 knot to secure the hook as shown.
Step 2: Pull the knot tight to secure.
Step 3: Also, you can melt the end into a ball with a lighter to secure to the winch drum. This is our preferred method over using a set screw.