What is the best fishing line

As long as you can argue about which element of the set more important the reel or the rod? And this is, perhaps, a certain reason. But unlikely to find a Fisher, challenging the fundamental importance of the line. Bare rod, however, as the empty spool, no matter how beautiful they may be, is dead. What is better fishing line tackle animates, turns into a single body and the coil, the rod, and the angler? Through which the angler feels not only the game of bait, but traffic around its fish. Than the quality and characteristics of the fishing line better, the more reliable it will fulfill its purpose. In a word, the fishing line is a nerve gear.

Unfortunately, for all its importance, it is the most short-lived and capricious element snap. The quality of its decline from a variety of external influences: from sunlight, from drying out and waterlogging, heat or cold, from sudden changes in temperature. Even with the most careful storage line loses half its strength. It is worn by friction on a perfectly smooth surface crossing rings and line bale. Scratches or burrs appear on it when in contact with soft aquatic vegetation (to say nothing of the sand, stones and driftwood!). A broken line means for the angler spoiled vacation, bad mood. What should I do? How to protect yourself from unpleasant surprises? It must be said: the use of the most durable and expensive woods will not protect the angler from the annoying trouble. However, knowledge of the properties and “habits” capricious thread will help to minimize that.

Which line is better?

Let’s start with line with the study of its properties and main characteristics. As you know, its strength is determined by the thickness. The thicker, the more… the less suitable for fishing, especially spinning tackle. It is estimated that the increase in the thread diameter of 0.03 mm reduces casting distance by about 5 % and nearly the same amount increases the abrasion of the line itself. This is due to the fact that the increase of the diameter entails an increase in the area of friction three times. In addition, it increases windage veins (and on the cast, and posting), deteriorating play of the lure, the sharpness of the bite and subsequent sweeps. And the fish is to thick we have treated with great suspicion.

The spinning professionals believe that modern tackle is the most acceptable yarn with diameter from 0.18 mm to 0.25 mm. What should be such a fine line to withstand the jerks ASP, pike or resistance of the soma? The answer is simple — durable. Under the strength not only refers to its ultimate tensile strength, and wear resistance, ability to withstand a certain load on the nodes and tensile, as well as some other specific properties. The combination of all these qualities and determines the class of the line. However, as such classification thread does not exist. But conditionally they can be divided into three groups: monofilament, polivalencia and composite. Basis — all woods are synthetic polymeric fiber is nylon or amide. Amide (as they are called, nylon) fishing line more durable than nylon, in addition they are water-resistant (not wet) and are less affected by temperature fluctuations.

But their advantages are overshadowed by one drawback: they are very bad “hold” nodes. Even the most gentle knot reduces the strength of amide (nylon) lines by 50 %. Nylon (Silovye, duderonomy, personalia, milanovia — are one and the same) are 15-20% weaker than nylon. They are still wet, increasing their weight by 20 %, the strength thereof is lowered by 10-20 %. But the nodes “hold” well. The same gentle knot reduces the strength of the nylon fishing line is only one tenth. Here goes: what line to take, nylon or nylon — no difference.

Almost none, because the nylon when dry (it almost never gets wet) not deformed, not shrink, and therefore does not damage the drum of the reel — does not need frequent peremanivanie. However, there is a way to increase the strength of the node. For this you need to connect fishing line with wool thread and tie a knot with it, and then the excess ends of thread to trim. Of course, the site will become more visible, and this manipulation is not fast. As you know, for ligation of the leash or hook the time is always short. In addition, the amide scaffold is more expensive than nylon. All of what was said, concerned monofilament of veins, consisting of a single filament of indeterminate length, but a given diameter.

There is also polivalencia line. They appeared almost simultaneously with the monofilament and represent cords, woven of many finest nylon or amide fiber. Braided fishing line is able to endure tremendous stress. Modern braids with a diameter of 0.08 mm rush with a load of 3-4 kg! And they are flexible, do not lose strength during a long stay in water, on weak nodes by only 3-5 %. But for spinning they, unfortunately, are not very suitable, as their constituent thin fibers easily abrade, burst so quickly braided cord deteriorates. The cost of braided cord 5-10 times the cost of ordinary fishing line of the same diameter. So use mono mostly for the snap-in rods — and the consumption is less, and friction is almost nothing.

The most modern and most suitable for spinning tackle are considered to be composite scaffold. The most simple in manufacture and therefore the cheapest of the many types of composite woods are common, monofilament yarns, coated with a special protective layer. It is known that 60 % of the strength of the fishing line are concentrated in its surface layer. Therefore, increasing its wear resistance, it is possible to create excellent high strength fishing line without the use of special costly technologies. Do most manufacturers. What they don’t add in the polymeric protective layer: and the carbon, and metals, and silicon. All supplements are justified. With increasing value at 15-20% of the line strength increases 1,5-2 times.

Indeed, the line with a protective coating resistant to abrasion, for a long time retain a smooth surface, almost whipped. With intensive use, they can withstand a season or two. They do not absorb moisture, pretty strong on the nodes that are almost entirely devoid of elasticity. But there is no perfection in the world! They all, without exception, is too hard. The most durable of them more like a soft wire than fishing line. A hard line spoils the choke ring and the flange of the spool, they, in turn, spoil the line. Moreover, the rigid scaffold have excessive “memory”. While throwing the fishing line from the spool, memorizing its shape forms the serpentine, does not fit into the ring and gets confused, or if not confused, lies down on the water in a dense spiral. This affects the range and accuracy of casting, quality of cuttings, increases windage. When you retrieve the fishing line rectified and badly placed on the drum, springs and jumps off him. And the color of the woods with a protective coating specific — black, grey or dark brown, often does not meet the conditions of fishing.

And now back to “the dream” angler. Two or three years ago, the market appeared a composite fishing line of the second generation. The technology of their production is complex and contains a manufacturer secret. It is only known that they consist of microscopically thin fibers twisted and soldered into the finest braids, covered with a protective layer containing a monomolecular metal hairs. Chaotically intertwined along the entire length, braids immersed in a polymer, which is also the basis of the line and its protective coating.

The breaking load of the product is 4.0 kg with a diameter of 0.1 mm; 10,0 kg with a diameter of 0.2 mm; 15,0 kg with a diameter of 0.25 mm, etc. Knots reduce the strength of this fishing line only 2-3 %. She is not wet at all, its specific weight close to the specific weight of water; at high loads it is stretched by 5-10 %, and after the cessation of the deforming impact returns to its original state. On top of that, it’s pretty soft and totally devoid of “memory”. Air has a greenish or bluish, almost fluorescent color, and the water becomes almost transparent! Here it is — the dream of the fisherman! The cost of “the dream” 25 times higher than the cost of a simple composite fishing line of the same length and thickness. A good dream, of course!

So what is it with fishing line to provide fishing tackle? what is the best fishing line? If the angler is not short of money, you can afford to buy the latest version of the composite scaffold, the manufacturer guarantees at least two seasons of operation without significantly reducing the quality. Care it is to remove after each fishing end cut at 30-40 cm, the most exposed to different adverse influences.

Correct protank coil

For most anglers the most suitable will be ordinary monofilament nylon or amide damped elastic rod, and a friction brake on the coil. And yet, in order to avoid breakages, which occur usually at the crucial moment, the line is especially soft, it is necessary to change at least twice per season. Winding fishing line on the reel should be another factor to consider. Do not rewind the fishing line from the reel to the spool, this will make it twisted. With a twisted thread will cause a lot of problems (confused), to produce casting will also be very difficult. Fix it fishing can be a daunting task.

For this you need to do a double rewind, the first for twisting in the opposite direction, and the second in the usual, correct. It is much easier to use reel with a pre-twisted line, now they went on sale. You can recognize them by a special symbol “AT” (ANTITVIST). In any case, no matter what line you use, it should be wound on the spool so that the upper edge of the flange was no more than 1-3 mm. If it is below, at the bottom of the spool should be wound a layer of old used fishing line, and atop of it working. In order to maintain the quality of the line (especially nylon) with long breaks in fishing, it is wound with a coil, wipe with a cotton swab moistened with glycerine, a separate coil placed in a plastic bag and placed in a cool dark place. In no case do not store the line in the cold.


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