The Choices Seem Endless
Have you stood back from the shelf at your local tackle store lately and
looked at all the fishing lines there are to choose from?
have over the years come in all types of colors, diameter, tensile
strength, and lately more highly technical properties. There are braided
lines, monofilament lines, super monofilament lines, fusion lines, and
lead core lines. These lines come in colors of green, gold, clear, blue,
yellow just to name a few. Some people swear by the line and others
swear at the line. Choices, choices! Where will it all end?
What is the
Answers to these questions are easy, especially if you think about where
you are fishing, what type of species you are fishing and what type of
presentation you are going to use.
If I am jigging I prefer to use a monofilament line that gives me some
stretch. The reason for this is that I am directly over the fish when
jigging and I want the line to give a little when I make the hookset.
This allows me to get the fish to the surface quickly and by adding
stretch to the formula the fish can run and yet not get off because
there is no slack in the line. Many fish are lost at the boat, so you
want a line that gives you some leeway at the boat and will help the
fish to stay hooked. The line that I use is not expensive line it is
simply Original Stren Clear Blue line. I do want my line to be abrasion
resistant especially while jigging in and around rocks. I also want it
limp so I can cast it a long way.