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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part V

August 12, 2011 9:53 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

The fused fishing line is more or less the Cadillac of fishing lines. This particular line has supper strength that the fisher cannot break, and is difficult to cut. The fused line is made from gel-spun polyurethane and when put under heat and pressure; strands with superior strength are formed. When the fisher does not handle a fused line safely it can cut into their hands. This line has no memory, no stretch, and is resistant to abrasion. It will also require a specialize knot when joining lines together. The fused line is highly visible to the fish.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part IV

August 11, 2011 8:48 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fluorocarbon fishing lines are manufactured by using a carbon base and other materials and are used in fly fishing. This type of line is stiff and it will keep the shape of the spool. Many have complained that this type of line is brittle and breaks easily, especially in cold weather. The big advantage of using this line is that the line is invisible in the water. There are many different brands of these lines along with many different prices. It is hard to say what is best for the individual fisher. They just have to try one and test it out. The fluorocarbon fishing lines can be used with a baitcasting reel, how ever it is difficult to use.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part III

August 10, 2011 9:45 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

A Braided fishing line also known as a superline is much more common and has been used for decades. This type of line when knotted holds the knot. Its positive uses are that it is a powerful fishing line that does not stretch and will hold its own in power and strength. As good as this fishing line is the one drawback is that it is opaque in the water and the fish can visualize the line. Some anglers will knot a monofilament line to the end of a braded line, called the leader, in order to help make the line less visable to the fish. The braided fishing line can be used with baitcasing reels.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part II

August 9, 2011 10:39 am
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fishing line is important and there are four different types of line. The first one is called a monofilament. This type of fishing line is made from plastic and is made with one line of plastic. This type of fishing line can be spun with several lines to make it stronger. These varying strengths are known as tests. Basically monofilament line is lower in cost. It can be purchased in different colors or in florescent colors. Monofilament line can become easily knotted and is not very forgiving in its shape as over time is will adhere to the reel shape. The monofilament line should not be used if deep sea fishing. It is ideal for use with a spinning reel or baitcasting reel.

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Tips For Choosing A Fishing Line — Part I

August 8, 2011 1:35 pm
posted by Terry

Fishing Line

Fishing is one sport that men and women enjoy participating in. There is casual fishing and then the more serious anglers. While some do not care what kind of rod, reel, fishing line, bait, or tackle they use, others may take a more serious approach to this sport and want to use only the best fishing gear that money can buy in order to enhance their fishing experience. Will the type of fishing line that he or she decides on determine how successful that their fishing trip will be? Some anglers feel that the type of line used makes all the difference, while others are not quite sure.

Stay tuned as we look at the different types of fishing line.

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The Uni Knot

August 5, 2011 10:15 am
posted by Terry
Uni Knot

Uni Knot

The fourth knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the uni knot.

The uni knot is a basic knot and can be varied by the fisherman to meet pretty much any need, in fresh or salt water fishing. To tie the knot begin by running the line through the eye of the hook, at least 6” and fold it to make 2 parallel lines. Bring the end back towards the hook; next, make 6 turns with the tag around the double line and through the circle you formed. Pull the tag to tighten the line, then pull the standing line to slide up to the knot created against the eye. Pull until it is at the desired tightness, trim the tag end to ensure the knot doesn’t slip or come undone.

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The Trilene Knot

August 4, 2011 10:12 am
posted by Terry

Trilene Knot

The third knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the trilene knot.

The trilene knot is used for any purpose: snaps, hooks, connecting artificial lures, etc. The ease of tying the knot and design, offer a strong and dependable connection, and still retain 85-90% of original line strength. First, run one end of line through the eye of the hook, and back through the eye a second time, follow this by looping around the standing part 5 or 6 times. Next, thread the tag end between the eye and coils, and pull up tight for strength and trim the tag end. This knot is easy to tie, durable, and used for all casts.

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The Orvis Knot

August 3, 2011 10:08 am
posted by Terry

Orvis Knot

The second knot to use with a baitcasting reel is the orvis knot.

The orvis knot is for tying ring clips and snood clips, this knot allows for easy control of the length of the rig. To tie this knot first pass the end of the tippet through the eye of the hook, then round it back through the hoop you made. Next you will tag the end and wrap it around the second loop twice, followed by lubricating and tightening the knot. To finish it off trim the end tag. This knot allows for control of length and offers a strong knot, it is also used for tying flies.

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The Improved Clinch Knot

August 2, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Improved Clinch Knot

This is the first of several different knots to be used with a baitcasting reel.

This is one of the easier knots to tie, and is one of the main reasons it’s so popular for connecting monofilament to terminal tackle. This knot is best on lines of 20 pounds and under. To tie the proper knot, you will pass the line through the eye of the hook, swivel and lure. Then bring it back through and make five turns arond the standing line. Holding the coils, thread the end of the loop above the eye and through the larger loop. While pulling the coils, make sure they are in a spiral, and don’t overlap each other and slide it against the eye of the knot, lastly you will clip the tag end. – Although requiring a few steps, after a few trys, this is one of the simplest knots to make.

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The Double Surgeon Knot

August 1, 2011 10:00 am
posted by Terry

Double Surgeon Knot

This is an ordinary one, but a good decision if the lines are irregular. Place the leader and tippet next to each other overlapping six inches, ends facing opposite. Take the front leader and the end of the tippet and tie an overhand knot with the leader end and tippet itself. The whole tippet length goes through the overhand loop entirely and, while small, is not tightened. Pass through again using the new loop through the existing one again. Pull on the leader and tippet, and your knot is complete. This is a tippet to leader knot.

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