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The line is an essential component of coarse fishing: it will be adapted according to the size and type of the target species but also to the fishing place (rivers or calm waters).

There are already mounted at your fishing retailer, ready to fish, but it is also possible to make them yourself.

Why are there different types of lines?

A coarse fishing line is made up of different elements which, once assembled, offer specific characteristics. Thus, we will not choose the same line configuration if we fish in a river with current or in a pond, if we fish in 80 cm deep or in 2 meters. Likewise, a line designed to search for small roach will find its limits if large specimens of tench, bream or carp arrive immediately. Without looking for perfection, it is important to understand how a line is built and how the various elements are selected in order to improve comfort and fishing efficiency. Now you can click here for more on this.

A line is composed of:

  • Nylon thread used for the “main line” and the “bottom line”
  • The float
  • The sinkers that constitute the sinker
  • the hook and the hook

You will find below the description of the various elements constituting a line, advice and a tutorial to assemble it. Finally, at the end of the page, a few line configurations to start coarse fishing.

What thread for the line? What diameter?

For coarse fishing we use a nylon thread combining discretion (translucent) and resistance. The larger the wire, the more resistant it is, but the less discreet it is. The discretion lies as much in the transparency as in the flexibility of the chosen thread, so the fish will feel it more or less when it begins to taste the bait. To choose the diameter, you will have to find the right balance in

A nylon spool for fishing with resistance and discretion

A distinction is made between the wire making up the “main line” which covers most of it and the one forming the “bottom line” which is thinner.

To start a line body with a diameter between 8/100 and 12/100 will be appropriate. The diameter of the leader will be between 6/100 and 10/100 and must always be 2/100 less than that of the main body (so we do not lose the whole assembly in case of breakage).

The 8/100 is the go-to thread, but for fine fishing of small fish a 7/100 thread can be useful. Some 10/100 coils will be welcome. If you encounter cases with the arrival of larger fish instantly, 12 and 14/100 will be suitable.

The float

The float (commonly called “plug”) has a primary function of touch indicator when the fish bites but it can also be used to support the line and therefore the bait above the bottom, or even between two waters. There are a multitude of floats of different shapes and capacities that meet specific needs.

To begin, we can remember that the tapered floats are for calm waters (ponds, slow channels) and those whose body shape is more stocky for rivers with current. Finally, a “master key” model, in the shape of a teardrop, will be perfect for its versatility. It will also be necessary to choose the “size” of the float, or more exactly its lift depending on the fish sought and the fishing conditions (current depths, etc.).

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