How to choose fishing line
Fishing is an occupation that attracts literally millions of people. Doing this time, adults and children, men and women. Catch fish anywhere, from small urban ponds to the vast sea, at any time of the year. For any specific important fishing tackle, the most important part of which is fishing line. Because fishing line is the link between the fisherman and the coveted catch, and that line takes on a tremendous load, so properly chosen the line depends the success or failure of the event.
The types of fishing line
Basic types there are two fishing line — nylon monofilament or braided fishing line and composed of intertwined fibers of polyester.
Monofilament fishing line is well suited for float tackle for bottom fishing. The thread of this fishing line is almost transparent, less visible in water and, therefore, less frightens the fish. In addition there is the opportunity to purchase threads of different colors for use in different reservoirs, for example, in muddy water or the overgrown pond. The big advantage of the polyamide yarns is its good elasticity, allowing you to smooth the jerks fish.
Braided fishing line or braided filament is composed entirely of entwined between the various methods of polyester fibers. This scaffold has a higher strength, it is better to use for catching on a spinning. Embodiments of such a scaffold may be two: plain weave, when the fibers are woven together. And the more fiber and smarter they are intertwined, the stronger the fishing line. And the line parallel fibers which are not woven together, but simply connected together by a special composition.
Key features of the line
The basic characteristic lines of its tensile strength. This value is always indicated on the packaging indicates the maximum weight that must withstand the line. This parameter braided fishing line is superior to monofilament, at least twice.
Another important factor when choosing a fishing line is a diameter. This value depends on the strength of the line, its resistance to flow and casting distance. Accordingly, the thicker the line, the it is stronger, less prone to abrasion, but casting distance is also less than that of the filament with a smaller diameter.
The resistance of the line abrasion resistance is a characteristic that determines the resistance of the filament to external harmful influences. Thanks to them, on the line can appear notch, and the braided strands of fibers. Stiffer fishing line, the less it is twisted and subjected to deformation.
Elasticity is the characteristic that determines the ability of a scaffold to stretch under the influence of external forces. The thinner fishing line, the higher its elasticity. Elastic fishing line allows for longer casting tackle and effectively extinguishes jerks of fish. And a lack of elastic fibers can be considered as a smaller reserve of strength and tendency to deformation.
Find the perfect in all respects, the line is impossible. So first you need to determine for what purposes selects a thread. For catching what kind of fish it will be used and in what conditions. It should be understood that more durable fishing line will be thicker, the casting distance of the tackle with it less, and this scaffold will transfer the fish jerks on the rod, thereby reducing its service life. More elastic and easier dampens the jerk allows you to throw a tackle on, but more susceptible to abrasion, twisting and deformation. In addition, note that the parameters shown on the packaging may differ from real. For example, the packaging can be specified, that the line can withstand the weight of twelve pounds, and in fact it may be nine or ten pounds.