Time to buy some new fishing line. But…

November 19, 2015 12:11 pm1 commentViews: 66

It April and time to start sorting out the Tackle box. And for many of us, that means it is also time to replace fishing line for the new year. But what to buy? Thee days there are a lot of choices.  I found this article on Cabella’s web site helpful…

Back in the 60s Bob Dylan opined, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” but based on the current glut of fishing lines on the market today, you need a molecular chemist to know which line to put into that wind.

Since I don’t have access to a chemist, I opted for the next best choice – Cabela’s fishing tackle expert Tom Rolls.ross_line_160x206

“Look,” I began; “I can remember when there were only two choices for fishing line. The first was a primitive braid and the other was a stiff, unwieldy, newfangled invention called monofilament. Now, 45 years later, there are so many different types and styles of line that I need some help sorting out the facts from marketing hype. It’s spring, and I need to re-spool my reels for some seasonal action.”

“Like most things in life, positives can be negatives, and many technological breakthroughs come as a double-edged sword. The critical issue for anyone trying to find their way in the fog of confusion surrounding the wide array of specialty fishing lines is pretty straightforward. What do you intend to use it for? Species, depth of presentation, type of lure, size of lure all have a bearing on that question. For example, trolling lines should have a small diameter, and a little give to soften the impact and avoid jerking the hook out of the fish’s mouth.

Which type of Fishing line to use? Here’s a video by Gene Jensen from on the four types of line he uses, how he uses them, their pluses and minuses.


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  • Not really the same but fly finsihg is increasingly becoming more expensive. The tickets for a day finsihg in, say, Austria has been ridiculous these past 5 years…

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