Shawna Farrell Fishing Line December 07th, 2017 - 10:50:33
Monofilament. Among the lot monofilament fishing-lines are the most common as most of the fishermen prefer this type of line. These types of fishing lines are compatible with all kinds of fishing conditions. To be more precise, monofilament lines are perfect for freshwater fishing in streams or lakes. These types of lines are mostly preferred by fishermen as these are less visible in water. While these lines come with one disadvantage as they cannot be easily stretched if they are not in use for a long time. But this doesnt stop being them the most suitable lines for frequent fishing activities. Monofilament lines need to be replaced after few years, as they do not promise long-lasting durability against heat and water.
Variations on this situation occur though when you are attempting to make either quite short or quite long casts. You average rod/line combination is set for about six metres of line being used for casting at any one time. Obviously this amount of line has a given weight. If there is more or less line being used the weight will obviously vary, potentially affecting performance. So if you are using less line, such as when making short casts of fast water, you may want to use a heavier line to get the best from the rod. Or if you are making long casts, such as on lakes or other still water where the fish can see you more easily, you may want to switch to a lighter line so as to not overload the rod.
Fly fishing line types. Fly fishing lines also come in a variety of tapers and shape, the most common being weight-forward or double taper. This refers to the actual diameter of the line, which varies along its length. You can also get several different types of line that vary in whether they sink or float. This enables you to get at fish at different depths in the water. Fly fishing lines also come in a variety of colours. For beginners it is usually better to choose a brighter colour as this makes it easier to see on the water to watch for strikes, line drag or other mistakes. As you progress you may want to choose duller colours as they are less likely to spook the fish.
Most fly line manufacturers recommend cleaning of the fly line. There is no better time to do this than during the winter, just before to start of the fly fishing season. Make no mistake about it, cleaning a fly fishing line is a tedious task, but if you have ever cast your dirty line, then cleaned it and gave it another go, you would be convinced that this can improve your casting abilities. You may be asking yourself how your line gets dirty, after all your constantly putting it in water. Any number of factors both natural and manmade can increase the friction through the guides and reduce the ability of your line to float on the water. Some of these factors include fishing in cloudy/ dirty water, prolonged exposure to heat, exposure to bug spray or sun screen just to name a few. Not to mention the fact that these factors and many more also increase the chances of a tangled line just when you need it most.