Fishing Line FAQ

Fishing lines are typically made from materials like nylon, Kevlar, or Teflon, which are strong and provide good strength-to-diameter ratios. They can be monofilament, braided, or fluorocarbon. Mono is the most popular because it’s inexpensive and knotless, while fluorocarbon is less visible in water and holds knots better.

Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The monofilament line is made from a single material, usually nylon. It is strong and resists abrasion, but it is not invisible in water like fluorocarbon or braided lines. Monofilament typically has less memory than other types of fishing lines, so it can be easier to manage on a reel.

Fluorocarbon fishing line is made from a material that has been treated to make it invisible in water. It sinks quickly, which can be an advantage when fishing in deep water or around cover. Fluorocarbon is also very strong and resistant to abrasion, but it can be more expensive than other types of fishing lines.

A braided fishing line is made from multiple strands of material, usually nylon or polyester. Braided fishing lines are very strong and resist abrasion well, but they can be more visible in water than other types of fishing lines. Braided fishing lines also have more memory than other types of fishing lines, so they can be more difficult to manage on a reel.

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How long should a jigging leader line be?
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Does braided line spook fish?
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What knot is best for braided line?
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Should leaders be stronger than main line?
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Can you use braided line as a leader?
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How to set up fishing line for trout?
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How to fish with braided line?
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Does Bass Pro put fishing line on reels?
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What size test line for bass fishing?
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Who makes Bass Pro fishing line?
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How to tie a jig on fishing line?
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How to put bullet weight on fishing line?
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How to tie a weight on a fishing line?
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How to put a weight on a fishing line?
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How much leader line for fly fishing?
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How often should you change fluorocarbon fishing line?
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How big a fish can you catch on 4lb line?
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Does fishing line have a shelf life?
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Can fish see fluorocarbon line?
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Can fish see black fishing line?
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Why use beads on fishing line?
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Why is my fishing line curly?
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What size fish can I catch on 10lb line?
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What is the thinnest strongest fishing line?
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What is nylon fishing line?
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What fishing line sinks?
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What does line rating mean on a fishing rod?
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What fishing line for catfish?
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How to untangle fishing line?
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How to tie braided fishing line to fluorocarbon leader?
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How is monofilament fishing line made?
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Does braided fishing line have memory?
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Does braided fishing line float?
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Does braid fishing line deteriorate?
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How to straighten fishing line?
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How to set up a freshwater fishing line?
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How to set up a fly fishing line?
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How to put fishing line on a Shakespeare reel?
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How to put a float on a fishing line?
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How to keep fishing line tight?
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How to choose fishing line?
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How to cast a fishing line?
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How often should you change fishing line?
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How is fishing line test measured?
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How is fishing line made?
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Why does my fishing line keep getting tangled?
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Why does my fishing line keep coming off the reel?
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What is fluorocarbon fishing line?
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What is the strongest fishing line?
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What is braided fishing line?
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How to tie a knot in braided fishing line?
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How to take twist out of fishing line?
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How to splice fishing line?
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How long is fishing line good for?
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Does fishing line color matter?
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Can fish see braided line?
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What is monofilament fishing line?
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What is copolymer fishing line?
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How to spool fishing line?
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How to put bullet weights on fishing line?
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How to dispose of fishing line?
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How long does braided fishing line last?
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How to tie a fishing leader line?
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How to add line to fishing reel?
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Where to buy fishing line?
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What fishing line to use?
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How to put fishing line on a new reel?
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Does fishing line go bad?
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What is the lateral line on a fish?
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What is a fishing line leader?
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How to put fishing line on a closed reel?
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Does fishing line work as fiber optic?
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What is fishing line made of?
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How to tie a lure on fishing line?
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How strong is fishing line?
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How to tie swivel on fishing line?
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How to tie braided fishing line?
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How to tie a knot in fishing line?
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How to put a bobber on a fishing line?
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What fishing line is best?
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How to tie two fishing lines together?
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How to tie fishing line?
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How to put fishing line on a reel?
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How to line a fishing pole?
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How to tie a hook on a fishing line?
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How to reset line counter on Cannon downrigger?
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How to put fishing line on a Shimano reel?
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What is the most abrasion-resistant fishing line?
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Which fishing line has the least memory?
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How to tie two fishing lines together?
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How to put a bobber on a fishing line for beginners?
AnsweredSimon answered 8 months ago • 
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How to add more line to a fishing reel?
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How to put fishing line on a closed face reel?
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How to attach fishing line to a Shimano Sienna?
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