Top 3 Different Types of Fishing Line

Top 3 Different Types of Fishing Line

Aside from being able to tell a good fish tale, avid fishermen love to talk about every element of their strategy when it comes to how they catch fish. The details of a fishing tackle box are legendary stuff in many circles, and everything from lures to poles to fishing line are fair game for a long conversations of contrasting and comparing to determine which things work best when trying to catch a specific kind of fish. We know that it’s the details of fishing that are important, so we went to the net to find out about one of the most basic elements, and that’s fishing line. For every type of fishing, there’s going to be a line that’s best suited to that type of fishing and we found some great articles that give you the run down on the top three. 

#1: Monofilament

Freshwater fishing expert, Ronnie Garrison, writing for, gives us the lowdown on exactly what monofilament fishing line is, the different qualities to look for and how and when to use each type. The article also gives us a lesson in just how monofilament fishing line is made, and what various characteristics will give you in terms of fishing ability and uses. From the limpness of the line, to the memory, you’ll learn all about monofilament fishing line and be able to choose the right one for you after reading the full article here

#2: Fluorocarbon

If you’re thinking of switching over to fluorocarbon fishing line, then you’ll want to read this article posted on The article gives you all the pros and cons of fluorocarbon fishing line and when and how to use it depending on the fish you’re going after. For particularly skittish fish this line can be the perfect thing because it’s very hard for fish to see. It’s also UV resistant and water resistant which means the strength won’t degrade from either the sun or being cast over and over. Stronger than monofilament for the same size diameter, this type of line could give you an edge when fishing for lager fish. The article ends with a great summation of which type and weight of fluorocarbon fishing line to use for which fish and conditions.

#3: Braided

In this article by Ronnie Garrison, freshwater fishing expert for, he gives us the complete low down on braided fishing line. While incredibly strong and abrasion resistant, this line definitely has pros and cons you need to think about before choosing it as an option. This type of line is incredibly strong and sometimes hard to cut, but one of the big factors in deciding to choose this type is knowing how to knot effectively for this type of line. It’s very slick and your knots will come undone if they are not completed correctly. In addition, this type of line is very easy to see in the water and will spook a shy fish. You’ll want to read the full article here in order to make sure this type of line is right for you.

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