For tournament anglers, every fish they land is as important
as the next. Recreational anglers also demand the best from
their equipment. They are fishing for the fun of the sport.
If their line breaks and they lose a lure and a fish, then
they have to spend time tying on another lure instead of what
they would rather be doing, reeling in the big one. If I am
jigging I prefer to use a monofilament line that gives me
some stretch. The reason for this is that I am directly over
the fish when jigging and I want the line to give a little
when I make the hookset. This allows me to get the fish to
the surface quickly and by adding stretch to the formula the
fish can run and yet not get off because there is no slack
in the line. Many fish are lost at the boat, so you want a
line that gives you some leeway at the boat and will help
the fish to stay hooked. The line that I use is not expensive
line it is simply Stren. I do want my line to be abrasion
resistant especially while jigging in and around rocks. I
also want it limp so I can cast it a long way. In trolling
situations I will probably stay with the monofilament line,
but I may choose an 8lb. test rather than a 6lb. test. I again
like the stretching features of monofilament when trolling.
The fish stays hooked longer and I donít have to keep a steady
retrieve on the fish. If a person was to use super line or
fused line they might be able to feel the strike of the fish
sooner, but with no stretch many fish are lost at the boat.
That is not to say that when you are trolling you should only
use monofilament line. I will periodically use lead core line.
I like lead core line because it gets my lures down to the
bottom and keeps them in the strike zone longer. I have used
lead core on open flats and it works very well. It has a high
tensile strength and very low stretch. Keep in mind with the
low stretch you have to keep your hand on the rod at all times.
When the fish is hooked it is a steady retrieve all the way
back to the boat. A high-quality fishing line can mean the
difference between a productive day of fishing and a frustrating
day of attempting to fish. Stren has come to the rescue with
their new line, Stren Extra Strength. Itís perfect for fishing
heavy cover, for fishing structure or for going after that
once-in-a-lifetime record-sized fish. Through the use of advanced
research and development,
||Stren made Extra Strength its strongest line ever. Strength
in fishing line is defined by tensile strength (breakload
vs. diameter). Stren Extra Strengthís tensile strength
exceeds that of other fishing lines. This added strength
translates into great knot strength, shock strength, abrasion
resistance, durability and castability. In addition, Extra
Strength is a low visibility fishing line so it wonít
spook the fish. Its crystal clear color virtually disappears
in water so fish donít even know itís there. The exceptional
strength provides extra insurance against breakage and
lets anglers downsize the line to avoid further detection
by fish without the worry of line breakage. Extra Strength
offers up to 50 percent extra insurance against breakage
over what the label states. Extra Strength is so strong
that current established standards donít really apply
When it comes to picking a fishing line, anglers want strength.
When every fish counts, Stren Extra Strength fits the bill.
Check out the full line of Stren fishing gear at www.purefishing.com.
Or if you want to contact me drop me a line at www.walleye.info.
Hope to see you on the open water soon!