So, talking about fishing line types may not be the most exciting topic in the world. The top lures are flashy and colorful, reels are snazzy and I could go on all day about boats. But, choosing the best braided fishing line, or monofilament line or fluorocarbon line is critical to having a good day on the water. You may need more than one type on you to make sure you’re prepared for every situation.
There’s an overwhelming variety of braided fishing line options, along with all the others. Each type of line has its own pros and cons, and bundling different types can make a serious dent in your wallet. Line weight and strength are important factors, and you shouldn’t overlook color. Start with the basics, and then take a look at the five, main types of fishing lines to help you land a big one. Or whatever one you’re looking for.
- Did You Know? Line strength or “test” is measured in pounds, with heavier-weight lines being able to take on bigger fish. For example, a 12-pound test line could handle a larger fish than a 6-pound test line.