Fishing line is an often overlooked part of most peoples fishing gear. There will always be challenges whether one decides to fish either in the river or in the open sea. The important thing to remember is to have patience waiting for the fish and doing the best to catch it when it appears.
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Using the Right Type of Fishing Line
To be able to fish, a person will need to get a fishing license since this is a requirement by law. And the regulations regarding fishing vary from one state to the other.
Getting the right equipment for fishing is also an important factor in making that experience a memorable one. Using the wrong kind of fishing line or one that is made of poor quality will cause many problems such as tangles and lost fish.
4 Kinds of Fishing Lines
There are 4 kinds of fishing line available on the market. They are monofilament, braided, fused and fluorocarbon.
Monofilament fishing line is the most popular of the four since it has been around for a very long time. It also works well in different fishing conditions. The problem with this line is that it has “memory.”
This means that it has a tendency to keep to a certain shape if stored for some time. If a person does not fish often, it is best to purchase a fishing line that is not very long. And it is advisable to change it every time they go out fishing.
Braided fishing line is the strongest of the 4 available. These lines don’t stretch and are quite easy to see since the woven nature of the line makes it float.
The bad part about this line is that it's strength causes abrasions on things like one’s hands, the fishing rod and the line that guides the reel. As such, one should have the right hardware around when using it.
Fused fishing lines are similar to braided fishing lines. The only difference is in the manufacturing process where fused lines are glued together with a coating applied over it instead of woven.
This makes fused fishing lines have some of the same problems as braided fishing lines such as making it difficult to cut without a sharp knife or scissors.
This fishing line also has a tendency to slide around a bit on the reel spool and its visibility to fish makes catching them a bit more challenging.
Fluorocarbon fishing lines are getting more popular these days since fish are not able to see it in the water.
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