What is the one thing on your mind when you are out there fishing? You want to go back home with a couple of big fish in tow and narrate to your kids and grandkids how you landed that big fish. But do you think you would be able to get a big catch if you do not have a quality line with you? You use different baits all the time and have been able to fish. You have seen many catch fish with dull hooks so even that cannot be the most important. But without a good fishing line there are hardly any chances of catching any fish. Your fishing experience ranges from pleasure when you catch a fish to frustration when to your surprise it gets away!
To ensure that your fishing trips are more successful, you must ensure that the fishing line you use is the best. As an angler you might just be content with an average quality fishing line but to a professional fisherman, paying a great deal of attention in the line is a must. To be certain to hook a trophy fish, you should ideally keep a good check on the line. You also have to replace the old line with a new one at regular intervals. An old line gets week so there are chances that the line would not hold.
Keeping an extra line as a back up is a smart move because the only connection between you and your fish is the fishing line. You never know when you might just require a new line! The repeated strain and stress of fighting big fish, sunlight , water, rubbing on timber and rocks, and also fish's teeth can cause the line to give away the next time you are fighting that big trophy fish.
But imagine you have all the right fishing gears, the rods, reels, lines, tackles but even then you have not been able to hook one descent fish! That may be because you have not got the fishing knots right! One has to also pay heed to the knots as well. If a knot is not tied properly and is not hard and pulled tight enough, they might just loosen up. So to ensure you do not have to go through this frustration of losing a fish every single time, make sure you practice the few knots that you would need. There are hosts of fishing knots but only a few of them are most popular and most useful.
Another interesting fact is that not all fish require the same kind of line. Some fish need a line with a little stretch, some need invisible line and for some other types of fish, they don't care what kind of a line you use.
There is no doubt that you can't fish unless you have a good quality line and a few firm fishing knots but in all the excitement you should ideally not forget about the safety measures on that fishing trip. Tight lines and happy fishing!
Allan Simons is a fishing buff from Australia and He enjoys writing about fishing rods, fishing lines and fishing lures to help the other fishing enthusiasts out there.