Category: Fishing lines

Hi Italo, i never did buy that caliper for monofilament measuring lol but here is a website some fishermen might find useful and interesting.https://www.gamefishin.com/wa/features/linetest.php Lots of monofilaments measured and tested here.

Posted on November 26th, 2020

Hi Angler, thanks for sharing the info….God bless you.

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Hi again Italo, i am just curious, do you know where i can buy a “precision measuring tool” for measuring monfilament line diameter. I think most manufaturers don’t state the correct mono diameter on the box in mm. “Precision measuring tool” might not be the right name for the instrument lol Thank you!

Posted on November 2nd, 2020

Hi Angler,

The tool you are looking for is called a Dial Caliper , https://www.grainger.com/category/machining/precision-measuring-tools/dial-calipers .

Let me know how off the line companies are in their diameter measurements, maybe they need the link to purchase the Caliper.

Fish with a Passion. God bless you, Italo

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Hi Italo, i think i saw you use sufix elite line for trout in one of your videos. I use it too and i like it, it does have some stretch which is actually good sometimes. I just wonder if you know if this line is copolymer type? Appearantly copolymer is a better version of “old school” monofilament? Thank you!

Posted on September 11th, 2020

Hi Dako, Sufix Elite is an advanced monofilament that has J7 Micro Resin Technology. I mostly use Sufix Seige for steelheading since it’s strong and has floating principles which is desired for drift-fishing with a float. Fish with a Passion. God bless you, Italo

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Hi Italo, i have noticed that most salmon and trout “tippets” or leaders are clear but some do have a slight green tint. Somehow i think the green tint might be an advantage but am not sure lol What do you think?

Posted on September 5th, 2020

Hi Angler, Green water, green leader fine. Clear water, clear leader better. Fish with a Passion, God bless you, Italo

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Hi Italo, i just wonder what lb test of sufix siege do you usually use on a spinning reel? It seems like a strong line with a thicker diameter, perhaps even 6lb is enough for general fishing? Then again, that might be too light? Thank you!

Posted on June 28th, 2020

Hi Angler, 6lb is fine for smaller fish to go 5lb. If you have the chance to hook fish over 10lb I would encourage you to go up to 8lb test…God bless you.

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Hi Italo, would fluorocarbon be a good line for “still fishing”? Fishing old school way on the bottom and watching the rod tip. I think it sinks better than mono so it might help when detecting a bite?

Posted on June 4th, 2020

Hi Angler, I don’t “still fish” with bait any more but I think you might be right that a Castable fluorocarbon would work well. There is a Sufix Deep Crankin Line that is designed to help crankbaits run deeper without sacrificing line diameter or strength. The high molecular weight of the line allows it to sink faster, take crankbaits down deeper, and keep the lure in the strike zone longer. I think that line would be excellent for your “still fishing”.

 

God bless you,

Italo

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Hi Italo!I was wondering, when you are bass fishing, is there a certain way you have to match your leader to your line, or should I use a leader?!?Thank you,Kai Kentel

Posted on March 28th, 2020

Hi Kai, I normally use braided line when fishing artificial lures for warm water fish like bass. If I’m smallmouth bass fishing in clear water I normally use a 15-20” fluorocarbon leader 10-12 lb. test. I find the leader helpful if I cast light twitch-bait’s like the Rapala Rip-Stop or Shadow Rap so that the lure doesn’t catch the braid as it’s going through the air. I also find the abrasion resistance of fluorocarbon works well when I’m fishing soft-plastics along the bottom, especially where there are rocks and zebra mussels

If I fish largemouth in clear water and heavy cover I may use up up to a 30lb fluorocarbon leader.

If I fish murky water I find I don’t need to use a fluorocarbon leader…God bless you.

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Hey Italy: Is it necessary to use a fluorocarbon leader when you are fishing in stained or merky water?

Posted on March 11th, 2020

Hi Bob, a fluorocarbon leader isn’t just used because it claims to be less visible the wire leaders, braid or monofilament line but it is also used because it’s abrasion resistant and has literally no stretch. So, even if the water is murky, you may want to use a heavier fluorocarbon leader if you are targeting toothy fish…God bless you.

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Merry Christmas, Italo! A quick question: what is your preferred line for Walleye jigging…shallow and deeper? Mono, Floro, Co-Polymer, or Braid? Or a combination using a leader? Thank you and God Bless you and yours!!John Barr

Posted on December 26th, 2019

Hi John, definitely a high quality braided line like Sufix 832. Braid is superior to mono or castable fluorocarbon since it’s very low diameter, has no memory, transfers feel up the line much better and because it is not stretch it produces higher efficiency hook-sets on bony mouth fish like walleye….God bless you.

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Hi Italo, do you have any experience with brown colored fishing monofilaments? They seem to be somewhat popular in Europe for carp. Apparently, clear is not always the best as it can be shiny.

Posted on October 21st, 2019

I am familiar with most monofilament & braided lines that wary in color from brown, green, camouflage (brown & green, bright colors & clear. Yes, fish with a cute vision can detect colored lines in clear water. If the water has low visibility line color is erelevent.

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