Making Monofilament Fishing Line

Monofilament fishing line is the most widely accepted form of fishing line in use today. Its popularity with fishermen the world over is due to its utility value in a very broad variety of fishing applications outside of deepwater fishing. Monofilament is not recommended for deepwater use because the material can absorb water causing the knots to loosen resulting in loss of hardware, hooks, and fixtures.

Monofilament fishing line consists of a single piece of extruded plastic fiber wound around a spool. Different fishing line products come in a number of different cross section diameters and tensile strengths known as “tests” — named for the process of testing the line strength. The manufacturing process includes the melting of different polymers and drawing them through tiny holes into a synthetic wire. More info: monofilament fishing line

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