Eliza Stein Fishing Line December 14th, 2017 - 10:29:51
Fishing line - its not all the same you know. Sure one would think that you really only need one type I mean all it has to do is support a hook and help you reel in a fish, right? While this is true, there actually are five different kinds of line that you can use depending on your fishing needs. In addition to that, some lines come in different strengths depending on how heavy you think the fish you will be catching will be. While deciding what kind of line to use may not seem important it actually can make a big difference in how the fish sees your bait and also on the feeling that you get when the fish is on the end of the line.
Braided. Braided fishing lines are the strongest of all types. The specialty of these lines is that they dont carry any stretch and moreover, you can feel everything at the end of the lines. They are preferred as these come with an advantage of being able to cast long distances. Further, braided lines are strong enough to resist the weight of large fish. These are durable and last longer than monofilaments. Braided fishing-lines are more abrasion-resistant. Due to the un-stretchable nature of braided lines may tend to break in case the drag is not set correctly. So it is advisable to use long-lasting fishing rods and reels with these lines. Braided lines are not preferable in clear water. They are fitted for this type fishing as they become visible and that might ruin the fishing.
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.
When choosing line for your fishing expedition, youll probably be selecting from these basic types - monofilament, co-filament flourocarbon, braided and fused. Monofilament line can sometimes also be called nylon fishing line. This is actually made out of plastic which is formed into a single strand. When buying monofilament line you can actually get different grades. The premium grade goes through more quality control and is of higher quality to make it more resistant to abrading.