Sunday, 30 June 2013

Winge of the Week - Mainline

It seems that companies producing mainline for angling have been so transfixed on reducing diameters that they have forgotten the importance of both abrasion resistance and line twist. I’m not sure what the problem is, whether its because so many are pre-stretched or if it’s the way line is placed on spools, yet one thing is for sure is that 90% of lines nowadays have the tendency to twist and coil. I have tried loads, always soaking them for hours in water yet come the day when I go fishing I still find it coiling and twisting. I’m not going to mention any specific makes of crap line but I’m at my wits end with mainline. I’ve even looked into investing into the new NanoFil but have received mixed reports on this, especially when it comes to knotting up and having tried some Fluorocarbons in the past and suffering similar problems have for the time being kept away from converting. Shimano Technium, again not cheap, is a mainline I used many years ago and remember being well happy with it when carp fishing and this may soon become what’s loaded on my reels or I may just go back to good old Maxima yet this certainly isn’t immune to the problem. For the time being I think I am just going to have to put up with the problem but if anyone can recommend a line that knots up well, isn’t wiry and brittle and doesn’t twist and coil then please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. For me, the Hydro-Flo has worked a charm in my fishing for the last 2 seasons of angling. Although i don't use it above 5lb Bs., i guess when you go up in thickness it eventually coils no matter the quality of mainline you choose.