Choosing fishing line. The difference between Monofilament, Braid, & Fluorocarbon can mean more fish, or lost fish. Here’s how to choose fishing lines for bass fishing.

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29 Comments

  1. Mark Brophy

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    motor oil is motor oil

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  2. Peter J Swan

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Everyone always forgets about Copolymer line!!

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  3. Tanner Brown

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    This video was very helpful

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  4. ASHTON AYERS

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    You are good at this

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  5. The Illinois Angler

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I've personally seen the success of switching from braid to heavy mono and flouro in clear water flipping. I went from 2 fish to a 12 fish on the same stretch.

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  6. Joshua van Wyk

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I'm definetly getting flurocarbon for my cranking setup, is there a specific brand you recommend?

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  7. RhinoFishing TV

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Ok, so I'm a dinosaur, but I find myself going back to what I know, what I grew up with, which is monofilament. Fluorocarbon is way overpriced, and braid is problematic for the reasons Glenn states, and a few others in my opinion. Having said all that, I prefer braid with mono/fluoro leader for T-rigged soft plastics. But most of the time I prefer good old mono for value and versatility.

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  8. Peter Fry

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Great Video and points .Thanks. An important factor for me with all lines is setting the drag on the reel, I tend to use braid for all my lure fishing but always set the drag accordingly. When I am not fishing for things with sharp teeth I use fluorocarbon between the braid and lure.

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  9. Jim Taylor

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I still use mono for every thing but have a few reels with the other types on them , all my Mitchell 300`s have mono on them which is about 4 got them from the age of 16 till I was about 23 . The line I like best of all is Berkley trans optic gold

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  10. Joshua Twyman

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Since im in middle school and on a udget i use straight mono and use it for everything and it works fine 6# for crappie 10# on my 6'6 medium and 12# on my 6"6 medium heavy

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  11. Jake orr

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I started using braid backing on all my reels, all my spinning reels are braid to leader, my jerk bait and topwater are 30lb braid to 12-17lb mono and my hook up ratio is excellent. Just have to be sure of the rod setup you choose

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  12. Joshua Tousey

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I agree with you Top water defiantly need Mono! I have heard others mention braid to leader but if you have a rod for topwater , keep it simple, use straight mono for full stretch and feel.

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  13. Paul Dowden

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I have had good luck with braid for most things but mono does have its place. I use mono on my spinning reel and as a leader for carolina rigs. I asked you a question about copolymer line a couple of months ago, which brand you liked. You answered me but I didn't write it down. Big mistake. So what brand of copolymer do you use?

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  14. robert buchanan

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Definitely had some good pointers on what lines to use with certain baits

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  15. BayouCity Bassin'

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the line analysis, appreciate it. Yo-Zuri clear hybrid line has become my personal all purpose line for everything except topwater. For that I use Sufix clear mono, which I have found to have very little, if any, memory. That gives mono such a bad rap & deservedly so. Both of these are super strong and don't require the constant attention to knot perfection, knicks & abrasions that flouro does. P-line tho is my personnel preference. Each angler has to figure it out based on the lakes and structures fished.

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  16. Fernando Pacheco

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Good information…thanks… Personal y i dont like braid…monofilament…

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  17. earthcoolsoncemore

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Do you recommend using braid as a leader, instead of steel, for toothy fish like pike?

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  18. silver90500

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Good info Glenn

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  19. Game Bred Duramax

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Spider wire

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  20. BassGeek

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Nice tips I'm bad about leaving rods out on my deck all day.

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  21. John Coleman

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    JOHN R COLEMAN GREAT TIPS. I USE MONO  AND JUST STARTED BRAID. I LIKE THE INFO ON FLOROCARBON FORALL AROUND USE. ALWAYS KEEP MY RODS IN A COOL DARK PLACE.

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  22. Gabe Harris

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Wholly agree on the mono for topwater approach. I also use it as a leader for braid just so I get a little stretch over the 5' of leader cause I have a tendency to try to set the hook too quickly, but still while in heavy stuff
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  23. Lathan Coleman

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    What is good for a buzzbait

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  24. Horace Reid

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I heard copolymer was a good affordable universal line, can you make a video on copolymer line. Thanks for making line choice less confusing.

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  25. Paul Tiffany

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I like braid for crank baits and a softer action rod.

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  26. Randall Hamrick

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Nice information. I have had issues with florocarbon as well as braid breaking off at the lure as well as loosing lures due to abrasions. Tried all of the tips, all of the different knots, been fishing mono many years and that is where I am staying personally. Thanks for the info.

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  27. Kevin Camacho

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I tend to use a braid mainline to 6ft leaders Mono, florocarbon, and copolermer. I feel like a longer leader can almost adjust my hook set a little. I have horrible hookset discipline.

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  28. William Evans

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Great job, Glen, of explaining the different types of lines and when to fish them! It gets complicated as well as expensive trying to figure out what’s needed for which application. I appreciate the tip on fluorocarbon as a good all around choice for those of us who are on a budget. Thanks again!

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  29. Bassin 63

    March 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Gene for your perspective on this line. Always enjoy your Commentary and videos . You have a lot to share . Thant being said I keep it simple, some following what you have mentioned here.
    I utilize braid on all my reels with top shots of 9 to 12 feet of either Mono or Fluorocarbon. Depending on what i'm throwing. Anything that sinks is going to have flouro and anything that floats is going to have mono. I feel that with that much leader of either is enough to utilize its stretching capabilities. This also saves me on having to change out a whole reel filled with either mono or flouro. Of course on clearer lakes I try to use as much flouro. as possible for it's invisibility but if i must use mono , then i'll down line size as much as possible as well as change my rod to accommodate the fight with for instance , heavy to medium and etc. All that primarily because I do have braid under it all. Yes even my drop shot or any finesse spinning set up. About the only thing I don't use braid is on my crank bait reels, where I use all flouro. This of course is just how I do it all . One thing that I have learned through hearing peoples advice is always listen to what one as to say and if what that person has offered works for you , great and if not, there always seems to be something in what that person offered that you can use in your technique that will make you better in something you do. So is why I do see and appreciate your videos and commentary's. Lord knows I don't know it all and every little lesson learned is being educated. I will have to look into that super line mentioned. Sounds interesting. Note; This has to be the most I've ever responded to an article and not trying to win anything , but just felt i was given a chance to share.
    Take care , God Bless and many tight lines, always. Thank you . PS, Copolymer I use as well. I treat it as mono.

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