Fishing line who cares the fish or you


You are going fishing, and you want to have a new line placed on your pole. You enter the local sporting goods store and head to the fishing section. You noticed right in the beginning that it is going to take some time to find what you are looking for.

With the display over 6 feet tall and 20 feet long, it can be overwhelming. The options are from a 2-pound test to a 100-pound test. There are 20 different manufacturers, 20 different materials, and 10 different colors. So, you start reading all the different options that each manufacturer offers. That seems to narrow it down to 20 or so options. Then it is time to look at the yards that each option has.

We all know that the fishing line has an expiration date. You don’t want it laying around for too long, it starts to break down and becomes weak. That gets to 5 or so options. Then it is time to decide what color clear is all was ben my go-to color but I am biased (it also is my favorite color). Who cares about the fish maybe, but I never asked them what color they like?

When you look at the line you want to take a minute and read the back because some of them have special knots that must be used. The traditional knots from your granddads will not work they will come untied. The new design of the lines has been known to slip knots. Learn and use the manufactures recommendation and you will never lose a hook. All that is left is to buy it and place the line on the reel.

Placing a fishing line on your fishing reel is just as challenging as it is to buy the dam line. This must be done the right way, or you will have to deal with a fishing line that looks like it went to the barbershop and got a perm. It will end up feeding wrong on the spool after you cast it out. The line will float on top of the water and catch the wind and anything else that is on top of the water. If you don’t have the right knot that holds the line onto the spool it will just spin on the center and tangle up.

The best way I found is to place the spool of line in a sink with water just above the spool laying on its side. Tie a loop knot at the end of the line, pull the line through the loop and place that loop you just made over the spool. If you start to wind the line onto the spool and it is just spinning, then remove the line and flip it over and place it back on the spool.

Start slow winding the line onto the spool keeping too tight. Get about four cranks on the reel and stop let the line go slack and see if it is curling if so, flip over the spool in the sinks and give it 4 or so more cranks and check the line again making sure that is going on smooth.

Never put the line to the outside of the spool always leave about and half inch from the outside of the spool. That way the line will never end up rolling over the spool.