Close Up Of Rod And Fishing Line


Fishing lines refer to the extended cord used when angling. Each type of fishing line has different features to help you catch fish. There are different types of fishing lines for every fish, style and location.

Check out the most common types of fishing lines to help you learn more about fishing line choice and why.


Monofilament is one of the most popular fishing lines though they tend to be weaker and more prone to breaking. Monofilament has thicker lines and stretches more which makes it less sensitive. It gives you a weak bite and deteriorates faster since it absorbs more light and water. Monofilament is also more buoyant which makes the line float, and it’s also good if you’re using surface lures.


Fluorocarbon is a higher quality type of fishing line. It’s almost invisible when in water, strong, durable and only has a little stretch. Compared with monofilament, fluorocarbon has higher abrasion-resistance. It’s denser in volume, so it sinks deeper which is an ideal match for diving lures.

Fluorocarbon retains strength since it doesn’t absorb much water. It gives you more sensitivity and better reaction time.


Braided is probably the strongest fishing line today. It gives you more strength and sensitivity, but less in diameter consisting of various types of fibres that are put together in a single fishing line. Braided provides very little stretch, but you also get less shock absorption. It’s good in situations where you’ll be coming up against rocks and trees though they’re more visible to fish.

These are the most common types of fishing lines that should cover your fishing needs. If you’re looking for a stretchable fishing line then monofilament is for you. If you need a higher quality type which is durable and invisible in water, you’re looking for fluorocarbon. But if you need the strongest one in the market for a better catch, then braided fishing line works best for you. Don’t forget, you can always mix it up with a variety of leader lines to suit your fishing situation.



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Jackson Williams
Jackson Williams

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.