Everything You Need to Know about Fishing Threads

They would seem unimportant next to the reed or the reel. But the truth is that fishing lines or fishing lines, significantly influence the time of fishing.  Its variety is wide and its applications multiple. Today at PescaCosmar we dedicate a complete article. So that you take into account all its characteristics before you buy it, as well as the effective methods to give maintenance and wind it up on the reel.

Everything You Need to Know about Fishing Threads

Fishing Threads Quality

Before explaining in detail the types of fishing lines and their different uses, we have to emphasize their quality. Fortunately, determining the quality of a yarn is fairly straightforward, this is quickly realized by understanding the memory and flexibility of the nylon.

When we speak of memory, we mean the ability of the line to return to its original form. That is to say, if when unscrewing it from the coil this is kept rolled up which means that it has low memory, but if kept straight the memory is high.In short, if you want quality, better buy a nylon memory card.

How to distinguish if the thread has high or low memory without unwinding it? It is quite simple, the brightness of it usually also determines the quality of the line, if it shines much is a signal of a high memory, if it shines little means that it has minimal memory and higher quality, also if a fishing line does not shine too much Can go undetected underwater.

Another factor to take into account in the quality of the line is its elasticity. An excessively elastic yarn may make it difficult to nail the fish, but a very rigid yarn could be cut with the opposing forces during picking.

Fortunately you do not have to give too many laps to find them, since most lines specially made for fishing, come with 50% elasticity.

Measurements Of Fishing Lines

The lines do not only have a certain distance, but their thickness also determines the resistance of the same. This is measured in millimeters (mm) ranging from 0.10 to 0.80 approximately, depending on the manufacturer.

At a higher thickness, the line can withstand greater forces and weights, which means that if the dam exerts a weight greater than the resistance of the line, it will break.

To get a clearer idea, a wire of medium thickness (0.35 mm) can support up to 7 or 8 kilograms of weight.

The Colors Of The Fishing Threads

From transparent to multiple colors in a single line, the lines come in different presentations to give them variety to their customers.

Many fishermen prefer that their strands go unnoticed by their prey, hence they prefer invisible threads, green or blue to mimic the sea and algae.

Others, however, want to catch the attention of the most curious fish with red, orange and yellow threads. Depending on your needs you can choose any color you like.

Types Of Fishing Line

Entering special characteristics, it is necessary to subdivide the categories of fishing lines, each type presents qualities necessary for one style of fishing or another, and even for the type of prey or the area where it is to be fished.

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Monofilament Thread

They are those manufactured in a unique artificial polymer called polyamide, stand out in the market to come in different color presentations, being green, blue, red, and yellow the best sellers. However some come tinted up in three different colors. They are especially used in cloudy areas or filled with algae because they do not become too entangled. In this range we also find floating nylon that comes hollow in the interior, causing the air to help them float and provide power in the nailing.

Braided thread

Instead of using a single strand, the twisted yarn is composed of several strands of Different Compounds, Thus Gaining balanced flexibility and resistance.

Fluorocarbon Thread

Fluorocarbon is a material used to give the line the power of invisibility underwater. Some monofilament wires feature fluorocarbon coatings to enhance their qualities but never compare to the resistance of a total fluorocarbon. That is why they are used more for the unions than for the mother line.

Thread Milling

Although they also use a single thread to reduce their diameter, these fishing threads are usually very resistant and efficient for small prey that have a lot of speed and strength when swimming or those that are at great depth, since they usually come In extensive presentations (1000 to 3000 meters)

Tail Of Rat

It is a line that has two gauges and is especially used for fly fishing. The first part of the line (backing) is used for hauling and sinking, the second part (flyline) is where the fly goes. The thickness of the rat tail decreases as it approaches the tip.


It is a type of twisted wire specially used in boat fishing, has a large number of strands, but maintains a tubular structure, (hollow) to provide advantage in the collection.


It is a large diameter monofilament used for large prey, its memory is quite high.But it is counteracted by the lead and the strength of the fish by putting resistance.

How To Put The Fishing Line On The Reel

If you bought your reel in our store, or another store that offered the winding service, you probably did not have the opportunity to learn how to put the fishing thread on the reel. Although it is a simple task it is recommended that you know how to do it and practice it every season to prevent the thread from becoming tangled and worn around the same place.

How To Put The Fishing Thread In The Swivel Coil Reel

Before starting; Make sure that the spool of the spool turns in the same direction in which the packing thread is to be unscrewed. If it does not, then turn the packaging (plastic coil). Thread the thread in the main ring and using a firm but not thick knot; Tie the thread on the bobbin of the reel and make sure that the knot does not run when you turn the crank. Then close the spool and begin to roll up.

You can use a cloth to hold the thread and roll it tightly. This way you can turn the crank much faster. Cut the line once the thread is half a centimeter from the edge.

How To Put The Fishing Line In The Baitcasting Reel

Thread the bobbin in a thread station, or in any case use a pencil and ask another person to hold it. Extend the thread above the bobbin and allow the bobbin system to take it and wind it in a single spin. You can use a masking tape so that it does not come out and then remove it to continue rolling evenly. Turn the crank until it fills the spool capacity and cuts the thread.

How To Care For Fishing Threads

Maintenance and cleaning of fishing lines is an essential part of the day if we intend to last and develop properly. Here are some tips to take care of your fishing lines and keep them as new.

  1. Never leave the fishing lines in the sun. The direct heat causes the material to dry out and become brittle, the same happens if it is subjected to sudden temperature changes.
  2. Wash them after use. Especially if you practice surfcasting; Since saltpeter is extremely corrosive and weakens the fibers along the line. A very simple and easy trick to clean them is to make a long throw with a good weight lead to get the maximum line capacity possible. Then, while picking up the fishing line, you can tell another person to wet the reel with a stream of fresh water. This will clean the entire line and not just the surface parts.
  1. Mount the spool thread upside down.  Although it is a bit tedious to execute, this simple trick will allow you to take advantage of the other end of the thread that always gets screwed into the reel. To do this you must wind the thread in a bobbin, then pass it to another bobbin and from that last bobbin roll it back into the bobbin.
  2. Load your spool with new thread before the old man ruin a day.  Although we want to take advantage of our threads to the maximum, it does not mean that we fish with a thread in bad conditions due to the wear of several days,buy a new one every season so that your performance is not affected.

We hope this article has been useful, that you have good fishing!