Fishing Line

what fishing line to use

What Fishing Line to Use (and When)

With the different types of fishing line available, it can cause some uncertainty of what fishing line you should be used in specific situations. While there is definitely no set rule for which type of fishing line you should be using, there are certainly some use cases where a specific type of line will be…

what causes wind knots in spinning reels

What Causes Wind Knots in Spinning Reels

Getting wind knots and line tangles on your spinning reel is an unfortunate reality of fishing, especially when using braided lines. But there are ways to reduce the number of tangles you get. Understanding what causes the wind knots on your spinning reel is the first step, and then using the effective solutions detailed below…

what are fishing leaders

What are Fishing Leaders? | Leader Line Explained

Fishing leaders are lengths of fishing line that you add to the end of your main line. They can serve a few different purposes such as reducing line visibility near your hook, they can also provide more protection at the business end of your line, and they also allow you to provide a better bait…

why put backing line on a spinning reel

Why Put Backing Line on a Spinning Reel?

You’ve just bought a brand new spinning reel, and you’re just about to spool it with line. But wait! You’ve just read that you need to add backing line onto your spool as well?  Why do you need backing line? What is backing line? How do I put it on my spinning reel? All these…

how to spool a spinning reel

How to Spool a Spinning Reel | Step by Step Guide

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission So you’ve just bought a brand new spinning reel and you want to spool it with line. Or perhaps you need to re-spool and existing spinning reel with some new line. Here is a step-by-step…

different types of fishing line

The Different Types of Fishing Line Explained

So, you’ve just bought yourself a shiny new fishing reel and you want to get it spooled up with some fishing line. But then you’re met with a myriad of options. It can be confusing! So here I’m going to go through each type of fishing line, explain what they are, what they are best…

best fishing line for trout

Best Trout Fishing Line

There are so many different ways to fish for trout, so the best trout fishing line can vary depending on the method you are using. The three main types of fishing line (mono, fluoro, and braid) can all be used for trout fishing, but the different characteristics of each line type will mean you’ll need…

how long does fishing line last

How Long Does Fishing Line Last?

Questions I see asked a lot are how long does fishing line last, and how often should you change your fishing line? The degradation of a fishing line varies depending on the type of line, and there are several variables involved in each. I will cover them all and so you can have a better…

How Long Should a Leader Line Be?

Using a leader is essential for certain types of fishing, so understanding the best ways to use them is imperative. One question I hear a lot is how long a leader line should be? Here I answer that question and look at a couple of different scenarios where you would be using a leader line….