Types of Lines Commonly Used in Lure Fishing
Lure fishing is quite popular around the world, because the needed gear is quite simple, only consisting of rod, line, reel and artificial lure. However, fishing line is usually overlooked. Anglers pay high attention to rod, reel and lures. The followings are the commonly used types of lines.
The material of nylon line is polyamide. The nylon line generally is single strand line. The advantage is that nylon line has definite malleability, which cannot be broken easily during casting or hooking up. Nylon line has lower price than PE braided line. In addition, nylon line has smooth surface, causing less abrasion on guides. But in some occasions with few signals, nylon line cannot transmit signal of bite to angler in time, result in opportunities lost. For the same tension, line diameter of nylon lines are much larger than that of PE line, having influences on casting distance.
PE braided line
The advantage of PE line is that its diameter is much smaller than that of nylon line with the same tension. PE line has thinner line diameter, which can be cast further. In practice, wind plays a key role in casting distance. PE line can reduce wind resistance largely for its small diameter. Besides, PE line has no malleability. It can transmit signal to angler timely when fish is hooked up. PE line is more durable. But, PE line still has its own weakness. Without malleability can also cause fish escape.
Compared with nylon line, fluorocarbon line has larger tension and more durable. However, it also has higher price and hardness. In fact, all of nylon lines contain carbon, high durability and strength, quite suitable for under water. Total carbon fishing line does not exist.