Fly Fishing Lines

Fly-fishing lines are made of woven synthetic strands coated with several thin layers of plastic; three different types of lines are formed. The various types of lines are the ones that float, that sink gradually and the lines that sink immediately. The type of line is chosen based on the nature of casting. A double-taper fly line is noted by its smaller diameter at its first and last 8 m and a larger diameter all through the rest of line. Contrary to this Weight-forward tapers are designed in such a way that, they have a larger diameter in the front portion than rest of the line. Sometimes fly lines are heavy and cumbersome to cast. To ease this problem fly-fishers fix a small sized monofilament line at the end of the fly line. This is called leader and is much lighter than the fly line. This facilitates the angling without causing any disturbances or turbulence on the surface of water. This invisible attachment draws attraction of the fish. The leader makes the lure more natural and protects them from being damaged.

Braided Lines

Braided lines derive their name from the way they are braided with fibres into strands of lines. The usual material used is Spectra or Micro-Dyneema. They are so strong that fish can not easily tear it apart. It also resists abrasion to greater extent. Most of the anglers do not prefer braided lines for fresh water fishing. This is because braids are more blatant in clear water. In an attempt to attract the fish using the bait, the fish should not be harmed. While using a braided fishing line care has to be taken to ensure that it can handle the rod well. Sometimes the braid cuts into the cheap guides. The braids have a small diameter. These weightless fishing lines are the best option for topwater baits. Braids are too tough and can be cut only using scissors.

Monofilament Line

Monofilament is preferred over other fishing lines as they are user friendly and can be designed to adapt to the changing fishing conditions. Polymers in definite proportion are heated till they turn into a fluid of desired consistency. This hot fluid is then extruded through very small holes to form strands of line. The diameter of the line is determined by the size of extrusion hole. This is then cooled quickly. The ingredient that goes into the making of Monofilament fishing line determines the features of line such as limpness, strength, toughness and casting. Stiffer lines hold the shape of the spool.  They are cheaper to use. However the costlier versions are more durable and have consistent strength, color and diameter. This has amazing potential to stretch. The wider range of stretch becomes more flexible when big fishes get hooked and at same time it’s difficult to hook. The degree to which the fishing line can be stretched depends on the amount of additives that goes into the making.