I need to pull some conductors through existing conduits and my neighbor has a steel fish tape I can borrow.

However the fish tape is broken...the tip of it does not have a "hooking loop". He said it broke and he cut the tip off with a grinder but I can make a loop myself.

OK I tried with a plier and it won't bend.

Is there a trick to this? Is there some sort of part I can slip on to this tape to make this loop? Or I should just give it back to him and go buy a new one?

It is a Klein 125' reel of fish tape with a 1/8" steel blade if that helps.