It is important to be prepared for any occasion. Whether fishing for bass or predatory fish, it is always wise to pack your backpack with Fishing Lines and Braid. Available are braided, monofilament and flurocarbon fishing lines. Mono is perfect for novice angler that are unsure about tying knots that do not slip like using braid. Braided fishing lines are very thin but very strong that allows you to cast lures a greater distance. Flurocarbon is great for adding a long leader to the end of braided lines that make tying on jig head and some lures a lot less fiddley. Be sure to learn how to tie knots when using braid otherwise it will definately end in disaster and a dead fish.
Braided fishing lines and braids for spinning is best for use on a spinning reel. Of all the materials available, including mono-filament, monofilarmic, fluoro-carbon and diamond braid, braided fishing lines show up to be the most durable with virtually no line memory. This holds true even when playing fish such as bass where other types of nylon (which form mono) can quickly lose their strength in tussles with these fish. The power stroke on a reel that uses mono-filament as its primary material can also produce more heat which often leads to higher overloads than using braided lines which means they will last longer without breaking or wearing out throughout the course of their life cycle. Read how to put line or braid on a fishing reel.
Fluorocarbon is an excellent choice for jig and worm fishermen as it has unrivalled sensitivity. The line also allows more natural light pass through, which alerts fish that there may be something in the water! Fluorocarbon can withstand harsh UV rays while nylon absorbs them over time due its material composition – not only does this make fluoro winterized, but makes fishing more enjoyable with increased abrasion resistance when compared to standard monofilament lines of equal diameter (even though they have less mass).
Jig and worm fishermen should not be limited to mono as fluoro is the premium line of choice. Jigging spoons will definitely catch more fish with fluorocarbon which can outweigh monofilament by a ratio of 1:3.
Jigs need a little weight to make them sink properly, but if they are too heavy it’s hard to feel the bite. So fluorocarbon is perfect for this delicate balancing act, as it has a smaller diameter than monofilament but more strength.
The use of small soft plastics for perch and pike fishing is also becoming increasingly popular – and unsurprisingly, fluoro excels in this application too! Because fluorocarbon is less visible in the water, it allows lures to ‘sit’ in the strike zone for longer, leading to more bites. So if you’re looking for the perfect line for a jigging frenzy or finesse fishing with small soft plastics, fluorocarbon is definitely the line to use!