Hook, Line, and Thinker

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For the cosmetic item for the Pyro with a similar name, see Hook, Line, and Cinder.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, near the Hooks, I'll never go.
Hook, Line, and Thinker publicity blurb

The Hook, Line, and Thinker is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It removes the Engineer's default hardhat and adds a ghostly fish hook ripping off his scalp, exposing his brain.

The Hook, Line, and Thinker was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Update history

October 5, 2021 Patch (Scream Fortress 2021)

  • The Hook, Line, and Thinker was added to the game.

December 17, 2021 Patch

  • Updated schema drop_type for the Hook, Line, and Thinker.


  • The name of this item is a play on "Hook, Line, and Sinker", an idiom often used to describe being easily fooled or tricked.