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Mono, Fluoro, Braid: Which Fishing Line is Best & When?

Learn how selecting the right line is critical to catching bass in this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight.

Like most gear items in the bass-fishing world, there are a lot of choices when it comes to selecting the right fishing line for your preferences.

There’s monofilament, fluorocarbon, braid, super braids lines and their varieties, and all have their place on your reel.

Mono, for instance, is stretchy and floats and is a good choice for buzzbaits and frogs. Fluoro is clearer than mono and sinks, and is great for clear-water applications. Braid is not visible, but its smaller diameter and no-stretch properties makes it great for power fishing, such as punching jigs through heavy vegetation.

In this episode of Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight — "All About Lines" Dr. Todd A. Kuhn goes deeper into the differences and best uses of fishing line for bass." Kuhn offers a history lesson on fishing line, too.


Learn more about line selection for bass fishing in the video above.


Beyond the Bait Powered by Streamlight is a 13-episode video series on gameandfishmag.com that focusses on the best baits for bass fishing. Join Dr. Todd A. Kuhn every Tuesday this spring as he goes deep into how bass lures work, what bass find irresistible in them, and how you catch more on your next trip.

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