What Kind of Fishing Line Is the Best?

Fishing lines are the backbone of any angler’s arsenal and there is a variety of lines available on the market. But, what kind of fishing line is the best for you? The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of fish you are trying to catch, the conditions in which you are fishing and your budget.

Monofilament Fishing Line is one of the most popular types of fishing line available. It is strong, durable and relatively inexpensive.

Monofilament lines come in a variety of sizes, colors and strengths, making it suitable for almost any type of fishing situation. It has good stretchability that helps absorb shock when fighting big fish. However, it can also be prone to tangling and can be easily damaged by UV rays or sharp objects.

Fluorocarbon Fishing Line is similar to monofilament line but is composed mainly of fluorocarbon polymers instead of nylon polymers. It has a higher density than monofilament so it sinks faster, making it suitable for deep-water fishing applications.

Fluorocarbon also has much better abrasion resistance than monofilament so it won’t easily be frayed or broken when snagged on rocks or other objects underwater. However, it is more expensive than monofilament and can be more difficult to cast due to its higher density.

Braided Fishing Line is made from strands of braided fibers such as nylon or Dacron that are woven together tightly to form a single line with no stretchiness at all. This makes it ideal for heavy-duty application such as trolling for large game fish where extra strength and sensitivity are required.

Braided lines are also thinner than most other types so they allow anglers to make longer casts with less effort required from the reel. The downside is that braided lines tend to be more visible in water than other lines due to their thinness and lack of stretchiness which can spook some fish away from your lure or bait.

Braid/Monofilament Blend Lines combine both braided fibers with monofilament fibers into one line which gives anglers the benefits from both types in a single package. These hybrid lines have excellent knot strength, abrasion resistance and castability while still being strong enough for heavy-duty applications like trolling or jigging. They also offer great sensitivity so you can feel even the slightest bite from your Target species without having to constantly check your line for signs of an impending strike.


Choosing the right type of fishing line ultimately depends on what type of fishing you will be doing and what kind of fish you will be Targeting. Monofilament lines offer great value for money thanks to their durability and strength while fluorocarbon lines offer better abrasion resistance and are ideal for deep water applications where extra sensitivity may be needed due to their low visibility in water. Braided lines provide superior strength but may spook some species away due to their thinness while braid/monofilament blends offer anglers a combination package that suits both heavy-duty applications as well as finesse techniques without sacrificing too much on cost.

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Lindsay Collins