Marie Bailey Fishing Line December 19th, 2017 - 10:30:44
Its durability is something that is worth mentioning as well. This stuff can outperform nylon in many key areas that affect those who fish every day. First, it withstands cold temperatures very well, making it hugely popular with ice fishers as well as cold water trollers. On the other side of the coin, it is perfect for hot and sunny days because it does not degrade when in contact with ultra violet rays. On top of that, it also stands up to chemical erosion very well, and can be used repeatedly without degrading.
I personally use four pound test for 85-90% of my fishing. If my line is old or frayed in any way, it will cost me fish. The line is too light to be old in any way. Believe me; if I hook into a four pound rainbow trout with four pound test thats more than a month old, the fish will break my line, its as simple as that. When the proper pound test is being used, it must be changed a lot, mainly because of fraying and stretching. When fishing line gets used, it becomes less strong as time goes on.
The smaller rods and lines in the 1-3 range are particularly suited to small rivers. This is where you need a delicate presentation of small flies on fine leaders and a large clunky line and rod simply wont mange this! However as the flies and leaders get larger and heavier, and the casts longer you will need to start looking at heavier combos. Weights 4 to 6 are good for average size rivers. Once you get beyond size sixes you are into rods designed for large rivers and lakes. Casting heavy flies and leaders into the wind takes some real grunt and these rods can deliver that. Size 8 is generally the largest you will find for trout fly fishing. Beyond this you get into the double-handed rods used in salmon fishing.
It is very important to consider the quality of your fishing line. There are cheaper products that have substandard quality compared to more popular brands. Bear in mind that its better to purchase a more expensive product than a cheaper one as you will be able to use it over a longer period of time due to less breakage which also means more catches and less losses. A fishing line made from fluorocarbon fiber is much better to use than the other types since it is almost invisible under water. Fluorocarbon line may seem to be a lot more expensive compared to other types but is very well worth it, especially when youre fishing on a sunny day. Choose a high quality fluorocarbon line that has extraordinary wet strength properties and does not absorb water thus keeping the knot totally dry. Look for a brand that is very effective and known for its durability, strength, invisibility under water and abrasion resistance.