All About Fishing Lines

Fishing line is the main part of any fishing tackle, which binds together all parts, from the hook to the fisherman. Sometimes the distance between angler and fishing hook can be few hundreds meters and the quality of the fishing line is one of the most important part of success.

Before buying fishing line, you need to clearly understand what you need to buy and why. Incorrect selection of type or make of the fishing line will not only waste your money, but also can easily ruin your fishing adventure. For example thick line can scare some fishes; thin line can be broken off by strong fish, or even can be bitten by fish. Also wrong knotting or tying can reduce fishing line strength up to 80%, therefore I will try to give some advise on fishing line knotting.

Fishing lines can be different

Breaking strength. One of the most important parameter is the diameter of fishing line, Diameter is related with breaking strength, or the maximal weight can be lifted by this fishing line. The main rule – thicker fishing line is stronger. Any knots, scratches or other damages of fishing line can reduce its breaking strength.

Material. Fishing line can be made out of few different materials, with different properties. The most common material, used in the modern world are nylon, polyvinylidene fluoride, also known as fluorocarbon or PVDF, polyethylene and Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene or UHMWPE or Dyneema. Different material will give you different properties, like strength, weight, visibility, stretchiness, ultraviolet resistance and abrasion resistance.

Color. Another important parameter of any fishing line is color. Currently you can choose almost any color of fishing line, and for monofilament lines you also can choose transparent variant. For some fishing environments, the color for fishing line does not make any difference, for other it is very important factor.

Brands. Fishing lines are produced by few major factories in the world and then go to resellers with plenty different brands. Most popular brads are: Maxima, Berkley, Sufix, Stren and Power Pro.

Fishing line and nature

Modern lines are quite resistant to any contacts with nature, and they will be completely disintegrated with thousand years. If you have any left over fishing line bits, please never leave them on fishing site, please dispose them correctly – this will help to save our nature for our future!


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