Marie Bailey Fishing Line December 19th, 2017 - 11:08:08
Fishing lines are by far the most important thing that plays the most important role between the angler and the fish. Although the hooks, rods and reels are also equally important, but it the fishing line that keep all of them together. But the angler need to be a bit judicious while choosing the right fishing line as it can sometimes be difficult, depending on the situation. Anglers who dont take it in to consideration may fail to get their best when they will head out for their fishing journey. There are three basic types of fishing lines:
First you need to determine what type of fish you will be trying to catch. It is easier for you to land a fish if you know this beforehand. Catching different types of fish depend on the weight capacity and type of line you will be using. Every time your line is under heavy pressure it usually generates a lot of heat due to friction. Opt for a line that is able to stand extreme heat. Every line product comes with a "max pound test". It is the weight the line can tolerate before breaking. Therefore, when you do deep water fishing using a 10 lb. line, chances are it will break as most deep water fish are more than 10 pounds. Additionally, the line has to endure the shock factor, which is when the fish makes a solid pull in order to get away.
Isnt That Special!. Specialty lines are also often used when fly fishing for salmon both from in saltwater and freshwater situations. Wire lines are effective leaders when trying to land a sturgeon but have been used on other Pacific species in fast muddy water; the teeth on spawning salmon are greatly enhanced and the wire will prevent them from scraping the line. Wire leaders are not recommended for recreational salmon fishing but serve their purpose in angling other fish. Specialty lines such as floating fly lines will be of great assistance in set ups for land locked Atlantics and kokanee; a heavy nymph attached to a floating line will stimulate the instincts of the prey perfectly enough to entice any wary salmon. Specialty fly lines will always be attached to a spool of backing at the end of the rod, which will be necessary when you hook a runner, and is similar to super line in texture and appearance.
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.