Boy Catches Small Trout


The right choice of the fishing line entirely depends on the type of fish, fishing location, and the angler’s fishing style, not to forget each angler’s preference.

Here are some of the fishing line types I use when fishing for particular species. You can use this as a guide when you are fishing for these fish.


Trout have very good vision compared with other types of fish. They’re typically shy and will mostly live in clear water. This is precisely the reason why the visibility of fishing line is the most important consideration to make when fishing for a Trout. Fluorocarbon lines are a popular choice for Trout fishing because they have low visibility providing you more strength. Monofilament lines can be good for Trout fishing, especially when you want your line to float on the water. Braided lines, on the other hand, no good for Trout.


There are different possible fishing lines if you’re trying to catch Bass. It depends on where or how you’re fishing and the type of baits or lures. For instance, the buoyancy of the monofilament lines is an advantage in catching Bass using lightweight surface lures, but that is about it. Fluorocarbon is good as a leader because it is practically invisible in the water. Braid works well when working lures as it has reduced stretch.


Barramundi is a very tough fish to catch, and their vision is probably limited to dirty water. This is practically the reason why braided lines can be a good choice for Barra fishing. Braided lines with leader lines are the strongest lines to hook up Barras.

Despite my recommendations, you still may find that other fishing line types are better for your particular needs. If you are looking for a fishing line that gives you plenty of strength, and you are working with lures, braid fishing line with a leader line is often the way to go.



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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.