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Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Line January 31st, 2018 - 13:06:59
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.
There is also a co-filament line which has more resistance than the monofilament. Fluorocarbon line is one of the new lines that is becoming very popular with anglers. It is made from polymer of fluorine bonded to carbon and is virtually invisible once it is under the water. If you are fishing in very clear water this is important because if youre fish sees a string attached to his meal hes probably not going to bite. Fluorocarbon is a lot stronger than monofilament because it doesnt absorb water it also doesnt float so your beak and fall down to the fish faster. Braided line is like a bunch of single lines that are braided together. This is actually called Dacron and was once prominently used for fishing before they invented the monofilament line made out of nylon. Since the Dacron abrades to easily and doesnt stretch well it is usually reserved for backing material on fly reels.
Fluorocarbon-- Fluorocarbon has what they call " refractive index " the same thing that water has. This makes fluro virtually invisible in the water. So you can already see the advantages if you are fishing in clear water. However, fluro is stiffer than the other two making it harder to deal with. This is referred to as memory. Fluro is more durable than mono, which makes it more suitable for fishing around cover. Fluro has little stretch, so you can feel the fish strike better than you can with mono line. This also means that you will have a quicker hook set so be patient. Fluro does not retain water so it does sink. Fluro is stronger than mono line. If you take 14 pound test line of each and apply the same amount of pressure, the mono line will break before the fluro does.
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.