When to Use Certain Fishing Lines

When to Use Certain Fishing Lines
Anglers will often decide on what type of fishing line to spool on their reels according to the qualities the line offers. The fisherman will consider factors like the strength of the line, its casting ability, and how it appears to a fish in the water. Some anglers prefer to employ a certain kind of line for the brand of fishing they engage in the most.

Braided line

Braided lines have acquired the nickname "superlines" due to their great strength. A special manufacturing process that fuses strands or layers of fibers into one line produces braided line. This results in a stronger line that resists stretching. The angler who selects braided line for her reel normally fishes in and around the heaviest cover on a lake, pond or river. Braided lines can hold together and not snap when a fish swims into dense weeds and the angler must strain to pull it out of the slop. Individuals who value sensitivity in fishing lines find that braided lines will detect the slightest bites. Those who favor topwater jerkbaits gravitate toward superlines since the no-stretch quality the line has allows for better hooksets when fishing this type of lure.

Monofilament line

Monofilament fishing line is the least costly of fishing lines, one of the features that make it attractive. Those who want an easy-to-cut line that casts far distances opt for monofilament. The strength of monofilament is inferior to other lines, but advances in the manufacturing methods have made monofilament sturdier. Someone looking for a wider variety of colors to fish with will find monofilament offers the most selections. Novice fishermen should start out with monofilament since it is the easiest line to tie knots in.

Fluorocarbon line

Fluorocarbon fishing line does not stretch, resists breaking down from exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, and defies abrasion. It is invisible once it goes in the water, which is its greatest asset. Those who want to present a lure to fish such as bass will value this. Many an angler will use fluorocarbon fishing line as a leader. He will tie a short section of this line to his braided or monofilament line so fish cannot see it. Fluorocarbon does not cast well, however, making it a poor choice for those who wish to deliver a lure long distances over the water.

Trolling line

Those people who like to trail a line behind a moving boat will use trolling line. Trolling line comes with sections that change color every 10 yards. This allows an angler to gain a good idea of just how much line she has out on her reel while trolling a lure. Some trolling lines possess a lead-core middle, which causes the line to sink. Walleye anglers in particular find this useful, as trolling is one of the preferred ways to catch these fish at different depths. Someone who wants to try trolling line should have a large capacity reel with a fishing line counter; this keeps track of the amount of line deployed.

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