Fall bass advice: Don’t be so quick to draw the line on fishing line

Fishing has made leaps and bounds over the years in technological advancements. Electronics on our boats now look like mini computers, and our fishing rods are made from space age graphite compounds. These advancements have changed the way we fish and it doesn’t just stop there.

Walking into any tackle shop we are now faced with an entire wall of new types, brands, and formulas of fishing line in which we have to choose to spool up our reels. There are fishing lines that offer “longer casts” more “abrasion resistance” and the list goes on and on.

The line we choose to spool up on our reels tends to take a back seat to the rods and reels we choose or the baits that we tie onto it, but this should not be the case. Your fishing line should be a top priority on your list of things to keep in the forefront of your mind.

Fishing line is not the same across the board. Just like your baits each type of line has a particular purpose and a time and place in which it should be used. This is not to say that you can’t choose one style of line to fish with all the time, but in my opinion you need to match your fishing line to your fishing style.

Of course catching more fish isn’t always contributed to the type of line I am using, but the line is certainly key to the ability to feel the bite and hook these fish when they strike. Fishing line is the only thing that connects you with your bait.

I am not saying that you have to use a specific line for a specific fish, for a specific bait just to catch that fish. All that I want to get across is that if you match your fishing line to your fishing situation you are going to catch more fish and also have the ability to land bigger fish.

Without fishing line you are just standing there holding a rod and reel in one hand and your bait in the other.   What connects the two should deserve a second or even a third thought. Do some research and develop your own opinion. Do what works best for you, but keep in mind that different conditions call for different line.
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