Guide to making the best fishing line
Why do we need to know about the best fishing line? Fishing can give you hours of enjoyment and memories that last a lifetime. If the big one get away because you were not prepared, it can leave you with nothing more than a fish story that your friends will laugh about for years to come. Knowing little about rigging your fishing line properly can help. Of course there is no guarantee that the fish will bite.
Fishing line rigging advice – Know Your Lines
Different types of fishing require different types of lines. Designed to be tough and durable, the monofilament is the most common route used today and is effective when fishing in heavy cover or rocky areas. There are also braided and fusion lines, which are very hard and can be useful when fishing around vegetation. Fluorocarbon line is invisible in water. Thin, limp lines are best for spinning reels. Spinning reels can use any type of line and will handle more rigid lines well. Whatever you choose, make sure that the type of line you use is appropriate for fishing conditions.
Practice your knots
It has been said the most important part of properly rigging rope is tied to a tie. Knots for fishing rigs should not be haphazard.
- What may seem like a secure knot in the ignorant can actually slip or break under the force of a pulling fish. The Snell knot gives you a strong, finished knot to attach to hooks.
- For tying hooks and swings to the end of a line quickly, try the Palomar knot. It is easy to tie and cannot slide or rock under pressure.
- To tie a loop on the end of a line of slipping on the weights or snap on swivels, a surgeon’s knot works well. To join lines together, such as when tying a light guide to a heavier main line, use a wedge knot.
- Practice these four simple-but effective-knots. Other more specialized knots can also be used effectively. When properly executed, they will hold up under pressure.
Use the Right Hair
Make sure the hooks, swings, weights and other tackle to match the weight and type of line you use. Excess weight from heavy tackle can snap your line casting or reeling in. Too much line weight can do light tackle difficult to cast. Match your line to the rod and reel you use.
A small reel with heavy line means less line on the spool. If you ever had a large strip your reel, you know what that feels like. For large roll can mean excessive angle and difficulty managing backlash on bait casters and coil clog the spinning reels.
Know Your Fish
This seems like a simple enough thing. The larger the fish, the heavier the rig, right? Not necessarily. The average weight of the fish species that matters, and your rig should allow for the variable. But different species of fish also react differently when hooked. Some tend to run and fight hard, so a heavier line will be required, while others are easy catches, and light line will do.
Certain species also tend to be shrewd, observing colored lines quickly and avoid them. When preparing the rig, it is also important to know the place of the food chain of the fish. Is it the bottom, middle or top feeders? Do they prefer live bait to artificial lures? Understanding the behavior of your quarry and matching your line and rig to the fish you are targeting will help you catch more.
Know and practice building rigs
Different fish prefer different presentation of the bait and your rig should accommodate that. Suppose you largemouth bass fishing in freshwater. A Carolina or Texas rig is a good choice. If you are looking for channel catfish, a classic Bottom Feeder, use a slip rig plumb to keep your bait down where the fish are. For saltwater fishing for skipjack tuna or mackerel, try a rig sea witch.
There are many resources on the Internet with excellent illustrations of how to construct a variety of rigs accurate targeting specific types of fish. Practice building these rigs. Then test them by going fishing. If you’ve done your homework and built a quality rig, the only thing standing between you and success is if the fish are biting.