Fishing's 3 Essential Line Types

Wed, June 23, 2021

When it comes to fishing, there are three types of line every angler should know. Pete goes into detail on each line and why you should select one line over another for certain situations.

Monofilament Line

Monofilament is the tried and tested line used by many. It's been a staple in every anglers tackle box for generations due to it's ease of use. It's inexpensive, forgiving and very easy to tie knots and fish with.

Fluorocarbon Line

Fluorocarbon is a lower visibility line to monofilament, but is also more sensitive to bites due to it's dense nature. It sinks instead of floating which means it has an advantage when fishing weightless lures or in situations using crankbaits. The stiffness of the line aids in the action of these baits. The only drawback is that fluorocarbon is the most expensive of the three to fish with.

Braided Line

Braided line is personally the most used line in Pete's boat and is quickly gaining popularity amongst many of the best anglers in the country. This is due to the ability to use it with fluorocarbon leaders. It's the easiest line to fish with and lasts long with very little to no memory and coiling issues, plus it's also very strong. Even though it may be a little expensive on the front end, it's not unusual to get a couple of seasons worth out of just one spool of braided line.