[Fishing Skills] Criteria for Selecting Fishing Lines and Skills for Avoiding Broken Lines

When fishing, the most afraid thing is to break the line. I had a hard time getting on the line, but I broke the line! So how can we avoid disconnection? It is still necessary to have a correct standard range when selecting lines.

Selection Techniques of Fishing Lines
1. Know the wire diameter and wire number
Wire diameter:The wire diameter is the diameter of the wire. It is a quantitative absolute number, usually expressed in millimeters, and is an expression of the thickness of the wire.

Line No.:
The line number is also a way to indicate the thickness of the line, but it is the number given to the fishing line by fishing friends in order to make it easier to distinguish.

Marks are often marked on the outer package of fishing lines, such as size 1.5, 0.216 mm, 4.68 kg and 50m. The above digital identification: this line is 1.5, with a diameter of 0.126 mm, a pulling force of 4.68 kg, and a total length of 50 meters.

Some line numbers often do not conform to the line diameter, i.e. There are phenomena of exceeding the standard and serial numbers. Exceeding the standard, serial number means that the actual diameter of the fishing line is far from the diameter (fine or thick) of the line number marked on the reel. Exceeding the standard, the existence of serial number fishing lines is mostly due to the confusion of the manufacturer’s production standards or the failure to make them according to the unified standards of the industry. Therefore, fishermen should pay attention to identification when purchasing.

2. Identify the merits and demerits of fishing lines

Anglers judge the merits of fishing lines mainly by experience.

Eye observation:The transparency of the thread is good, the surface is bright and clean, and there is brightness, indicating that it is a good thread. If there are bubbles, black spots or yellowing, it is inferior or old thread.

By hand feeling:
The surface of the thread is smooth, uniform and soft as a good thread. When touched by hand, traces, pimples and out-of-roundness on the surface are inferior threads.

Gravity experiment:The heavier the weight of the fishing object for a line of the same size and diameter, the better the quality of the line.

Contrast tensile strength:Take two lines of the same number and length, and pull them together after crossing and knotting. The strength of the broken line or the seriously damaged line is poor.

Wear resistance test:
Tie one end of the thread tightly to an object, hold the other end with one hand, wrap the thread with paper towel, and hold it with your fingers to do repeated friction movement, so as to make it a good thread without fluffing or less fluffing.

Winding test:
Winding the thread into a curly shape, then pulling it hard, loosening your hand to make the thread vertical, and returning to a straight line is the good quality thread, while the curled shape is the poor quality thread.


3. Other precautions

When choosing fishing lines, attention should also be paid to pulling force, nodule pulling force and flexibility.

The pulling force of the fishing line refers to the tolerance to pulling and pulling. In China, the unit of pulling force is “kilogram”, while in Europe, it is mostly expressed as “pound”. The line diameter is proportional to the pulling force of the fishing line. Under normal circumstances, the thinner the thread, the smaller the tension, and vice versa. Due to its inherent quality, fishing lines with high technological content, although thin, have great pulling force, but are expensive and difficult to popularize.

Knot is indispensable to the fishing line. If the nodule tension of the line is poor, it is easy to break from the knotted place, thus affecting fishing. Therefore, both pulling force and nodular pulling force are aspects that should be paid attention to when choosing fishing lines.

Flexibility is the common feature of all fishing lines, and this problem exists more or less in any fishing line. The difference in scalability is reflected in the material and the personality of large and small. For fishing lines with good materials, the telescopic rate should meet certain requirements, and the telescopic limit system can continue within a certain range. If the expansion rate is too large, the wire will be damaged, while if the expansion rate is too small, the wire will be broken.

Master’s Kit-How to Avoid Disconnection?


First of all, fake and inferior fishing lines are of poor quality and should not be selected. Fishing lines should be replaced immediately if they are deformed, fluffed, or repeatedly bent and twisted. Secondly, we should know something about the fish situation before fishing. We should choose the fishing line of the corresponding specifications according to the individual of the target fish. We should not just seek the fine line. Otherwise, if the big fish takes the bait, the fine line will not be able to bear the strong pulling force of the fish and will be pulled off. When lifting fish, do not lift the rod too hard, otherwise it is easy to break the line.

Thirdly, improper walking of fish will also lead to disconnection. A “tug-of-war” trend was formed with the big fish, or the fish could not be led out of the obstacle area, allowing the fish to flee into obstacles such as water grass, reed ponds or disorderly branches, or the fish was eager to catch the fish before being exhausted. As a result, the big fish broke the fishing line and escaped. If you catch a big fish, you must walk it according to the essentials. If you have a strong fleeing force, you should pay more attention to walking it to exhaustion and draw it closer to the shore. Even at this point, you still cannot be careless.

Finally, the aged fishing line should be replaced in time. Any fishing line will inevitably encounter aging problems. The causes of aging are nothing more than time, environment, wear, humidity, ultraviolet radiation, etc. The aging speed and degree of different fishing lines are different, but they all have the same rules. Generally speaking, the longer the fishing lines are stored, the faster the aging speed will be. The aging of the fishing line will cause the strength to weaken. The more serious the aging, the more severe the strength loss, even only 1/3 of the original strength, and become turbid, opaque or foggy and yellowed. Therefore, the fishing line should be checked or replaced more after a period of time to avoid breaking the line and running fish.