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Old 09-30-2010, 04:23 PM
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Default Anyone into fishing? Or masochism?


Sorry, the masochism thing was just an attention grabber. Though it does have a bearing...

I need to know about different types of fishing line. I need something that is really, really strong, so maybe something that would be used for sea fishing? What is fishing line made out of? How is it graded and what is the strongest type? Where would you buy it, I mean it's not something you can pick up in the supermarket.

What kind of weight could the strongest line take before snapping?

Is there any other type of thin and/or transparent line I could use?

If anyone can help I will send them a pornographic picture (or cake) of their choice.

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Hmmm.....I'm guessing you're rewriting Moby Dick? Perhaps a google search on deep sea fishing gear or something of the sort may be helpful.
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heh I like your sense of humor syntax

fishing line is usually made from nylon or other such materials (like dental floss) and are surprisingly strong especially when they are braided. When I used to fish my muskie rod had a 40lb test line on it with a piece of piano wire on the end to prevent a big fish from simply biting through the line. I never caught any muskie larger than 38 inches but they were no match for my rod.

40lb would be the absolute minimum for deep sea though and I think it can go up to a braided 200lb test. I am sure there are stronger lines for large sharks and tuna.

On the low end of freshwater you can get as light as a 1lb test line which is used for trout, panfish, ice fishing or anything else where the fish like to nibble. The lighter the line the more you feel so if a fish is nibbling on your bait you'll know. On the other hand if a fish hits the line like a train *snap*.

My walleye rod had an 8lb test on it and it was twanging when a 28 incher layed into it. This was about 12 or so years ago. That fish took about an hour to get into the boat but boy was it fun. Probably for an all purpose rod 8-12lb would work.

Sorry for the fish stories but that goes with any fishing conversation
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Originally Posted by Phil S. View Post
Sorry for the fish stories but that goes with any fishing conversation
Lol, at least you didn't mention 'the one that got away'.

Thanks so much, Phil, this is exactly the sort of info I was after. You didn't specify porn or cake, so:



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Err thanks.

I do remember a berkley triline ad on the back of infisherman magazine that had fishing line replacing a bra strap of a rather well endowed woman. They got a lot of heat for that if I remember but it was creative.

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Lol, at least you didn't mention 'the one that got away'.

Thanks so much, Phil, this is exactly the sort of info I was after. You didn't specify porn or cake, so:



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