Fishing Lines

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From monofilaments to fluorocarbons to braids, dozens of choices require savvy anglers to do their homework.Zach Stovall
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Whether using mono or braid, make sure your spool is filled to maximum capacity.Henry Gilbey
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Fluorocarbon production stemmed from Japan and involves high-tech equipment, such as this Seaguar extruder.Courtesy Seaguar
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With thousands of braiding machines, Western Filament has been producing braided fishing lines for years.Courtesy Western Filament
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With thousands of braiding machines, Western Filament has been producing braided fishing lines for years.Courtesy Western Filament
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Is it a braid? Is it a monofilament? With its new Nanofil line, it would seem that Berkley has created the first gel-spun “unifilament” line, as they’re calling it. Nanofil chemically fuses the gel-spun polyethylene fibers that make up braided lines into a pseudo single filament. (Note that other superbraids aren’t fused in this way; they fuse braided carriers. Nanofil fuses unbraided microscopic filaments.)