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NewTemple Fork Outfitters Floating Fly Line
Temple Fork Outfitters Floating Fly...
6 Sizes available
Temple Fork Outfitters Floating Fly Line is the result of two fishing experts creating a line to offer optimum performance. This line features Cortland’s Precision Shooting Technology, giving it the slickness and durability it needs to shoot far and reach the fish. The Temple Fork Outfitters Floating Fly Line is an affordable line that was constructed to maximize casting and smoothness for your TFO rods.
$39.99
$29.99
Blood Run Tackle Tournament Monofilament Line
Blood Run Tackle Tournament Monofil...
Natural Green
Blood Run Tackle Tournament Monofilament Line is a premium, super monofilament line. This line is great for a variety of uses, including as a backer for leadcore and copper lines. With shock-absorbent resins, excellent knot strength, and extra abrasion-resistant coatings, this line can withstand all the abuse of planer board releases and line guides. Blood Run Tackle Tournament Monofilament Line is designed for multiple seasons of use.
$10.99 - $49.99
$9.49 - $42.99
RIO Saltwater Tippet
RIO Saltwater Tippet
RIO Saltwater Tippet is easy to knot and a must-have for any angler. Constructed of general purpose saltwater tippet material, the RIO Saltwater Tippet is great for casting large flies-even in rough weather! Each 30 yard spool comes in 8 - 30 lb. options.
$3.99
$3.29
Scientific Anglers Steelhead/Salmon Tapered Leaders - 2 pack
Scientific Anglers Steelhead/Salmon...
Scientific Anglers Steelhead/Salmon Tapered Leaders feature an extra-heavy butt for the most powerful turnovers - easily turn over large flies. These leaders offer a lower memory, less coiling, high abrasion resistance, and come with a pre-tied streamlined loop for quick changes.
$6.99
$4.99
Cortland Precision Salmon/Steelhead Tapered Leaders
Cortland Precision Salmon/Steelhead...
The Cortland Precision Salmon/Steelhead Tapered Leaders are designed and formulated for optimum performance in colder temperatures. These tapered leaders features heavy butt sections with aggressive tapers to aid in turning over heavy flies and indicator rigs in adverse conditions. The Cortland Precision Salmon/Steelhead Tapered Leaders are 9' in length. We carry these leaders in 8, 10, and 12 lb. test. Each package contains one Cortland Precision Salmon/Steelhead Tapered Leader.
$4.99
$3.99
Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tippet Spools - Closeout Model
Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tip...
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Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tippet Spools have been redesigned with a tippet spool featuring an independent, free wheeling hub that allows the tippet spool to spin freely when joined together. The hub can be retracted to become flush with the spool body when used alone, or with other tippet spools on the market. The spools are also molded with UV inhibitors to help protect the tippet from degenerating UV rays. Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tippet Spools provide anglers with a built-in cutt...
$16.99
$11.99
Cajun Red Lightnin' Monofilament Line - 1/4 lb. Bulk Spools
Cajun Red Lightnin' Monofilament Li...
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Cajun Red Lightnin' Monofilament Line is formulated for the most demanding conditions with superior strength, shock resistance and abrasion resistance. Red Lightnin' Monofilament Line uses Cajun Line's Red Technology to take advantage of the natural filtering of the visible spectrum. Combined with the material composition of Cajun Red Line, this allows a more realistic lure presentation, and leads to more hook-ups.
$7.99
$6.79
Cajun Red Cast Monofilament Line - Filler Spools
Cajun Red Cast Monofilament Line - ...
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Cajun Red Cast Monofilament Line - Filler Spools pack a lot of features for a great price. The color red is the first color to be completely filtered out by water. This means that once Cajun line goes under water, it starts to become "invisible" to fish in as little as three feet of water! All the fish see is the lure or bait. The Cajun Red Cast line is also incredibly durable and abrasion resistant. We stock Cajun Red Cast in 300 yd. filler spools, and in 4 lb. through 20 lb. test.
$4.99
$4.29
Seaguar Fluorocarbon Knotless Tapered Leaders
Seaguar Fluorocarbon Knotless Taper...
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Seaguar Fluorocarbon Knotless Tapered Leaders are constructed with Seaguar's 100% fluorocarbon resins, using a proprietary extrusion process, making these some of the best tapered leaders available today. These leaders deliver unbelievable knot strength and impact resistance all with the near invisibility of fluorocarbon. They are also UV resistant, chemical resistant, non-absorbent, high density, and impervious to cold conditions. Seaguar Fluorocarbon Knotless Tapered Leaders are popular for su...
$9.99
$6.99
Scientific Anglers Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders - Closeout Model
Scientific Anglers Tapered Fluoroca...
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Scientific Anglers Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders are ideal for any freshwater or saltwater fishing situation demanding durability and low visibility to fish. These 100% fluorocarbon leaders measure nearly the same as water on the refractive light index, making them invisible underwater. Scientific Anglers Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders are not affected by UV rays or water and retain 100% tensile strength. These leaders are a favorite for salmon, steelhead, trout, and smaller inshore saltwater speci...
$14.99
$11.49
Seaguar Grand Max FX Fluorocarbon Leader Material
Seaguar Grand Max FX Fluorocarbon L...
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Seaguar Grand Max FX Fluorocarbon Leader Material offers all the advantages of original Grand Max, including high impact resistance, but in a more supple and softer formula. Seaguar Grand Max FX Fluorocarbon Leader Material is also highly abrasion resistant and features 34% better knot strength than leading competitor fluorocarbons. Developed with Seaguar's exclusive, proprietary double structure technology, Grand Max FX Fluorocarbon Leader Material is extremely sensitive, ultra soft, and has tr...
$15.99
$12.99
Cajun Red Cast Monofilament Line - 1/4 lb. Bulk Spools
Cajun Red Cast Monofilament Line - ...
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Cajun Red Cast Monofilament Line packs a lot of features for a great price. The color red is the first color to be completely filtered out by water. This means that once Cajun line goes under water, it starts to become "invisible" to fish in as little as three feet of water! All the fish see is the lure or bait. The Cajun Red Cast line is also incredibly durable and abrasion resistant. Available in 1/4 lb. bulk spools in 4 lb. through 20 lb. test.
$6.95
$5.99
Berkley IronSilk Monofilament Line
Berkley IronSilk Monofilament Line
Opaque Green
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Berkley IronSilk Monofilament Line is not like conventional monofilament. It’s tough as iron yet smooth as silk. Polymer chemists working within the state of the art laboratories at Berkley have discovered a technical breakthrough that allows a way to molecularly reinforce nylon molecules. They refer to this chemistry as "Reinforced Polymer Matrix." The easiest way to visualize Reinforced Polymer Matrix technology is to think of it as being similar to the using of steel rebar to reinforce concre...
$9.95
$8.49
Climax Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders
Climax Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders
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Climax Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders offer all the benefits of fluorocarbon material in a full length tapered leader. Fluorocarbon virtually disappears in water due to its low refraction properties, making these leaders great for clear water and line weary fish. We stock Climax Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders in nine ft. lengths.
$10.99
$7.79

At a Glance: Fishing Line

Line is the general term for fishing line, which can come in many variations, all similarly designed to connect an angler to terminal tackle or lures and ultimately (hopefully), fish. Fishing lines were originally held by hand and thrown into the water. Eventually, we invented fishing tools to help cast, control and retrieve our lines. Most sportfishing lines are wound onto fishing reels attached to fishing rods which cast the line out and guide the line back onto the reel. The end of the line cast or released into the water can have lures and baits attached to attract and hook fish. Early lines were made of natural materials such as catgut and silk. Modern fishing lines are made from synthetic materials like nylon, Dacron, polyethylene and fluoropolymer PVDF, and have become highly specialized for use with modern fishing tackle.

Line can serve many purposes for an angler. Some lines are simply used as filler or backing on larger reels to fill up a spool to aid with casting distance and retrieval speed, or to provide additional length behind specialized lines such as fly lines. Backing can be relatively inexpensive and made of materials that are completely different than the mainline used for the actual cast and retrieve. Mainline is the fishing line typically found as the largest amount on a reel, which may or may not attach directly to the reel and lure, but is always deployed and retrieved. Lines can be colored to aid in better visibility for the angler to manage the line, while other lines are clear or colored in a way to make them invisible to fish. The strength of a line, or test, is measured at the breaking point of the line when pulled in opposing directions. The weight of a fish will not necessarily determine the test strength of line needed, as the line transfers energy to the rod and the drag of the reel will allow line to pull off as the pull from the fish increases. These factors allow an angler to use relatively light line for heavy fish. With all lines, the thickness will increase as the test strength increases. Lines available at FishUSA include monofilament, copolymer, braided & super, fluorocarbon, wire & lead core, ice lines, fly leaders and leaders & tippet. Line can be purchased in various spool lengths, ranging from 25 yard tippet spools up to 7,400-yard bulk spools and in test strengths of 1lb to 200lb tests.

Monofilament line is the oldest of the modern fishing lines. It is made of a single strand of nylon and is the most popular of mainlines due to it being the least expensive and most versatile. Copolymer lines are relatively newer and are made of two different types of nylon line combined, which stretches less than monofilament line and has even greater abrasion resistance than fluorocarbon. Fluorocarbon can be used as a mainline also, but due to cost, it is very often used as a leader or tippet material for its abrasion resistance and near invisibility in water. Braided and super lines are made of multiple strands of a certain material that have been braided, or fused, together to form thin, low-stretching lines of superior strength compared to all other castable fishing lines. Wire lines are single-strand or braided lines of copper or stainless steel designed for both strength and weight for deep water trolling. Leadcore lines are also weighted lines, but have a braided Dacron outer covering with a single strand of lead inside. These are much more manageable than wire lines but do not sink as fast. Ice lines can be monofilament, fluorocarbon, copolymer or braided lines designed to stay supple yet strong in cold water. Fly lines are designed to cast relatively light flies out to great distances with a precise location yet soft landing.

Some fishing tactics call for leaders or tippets, which are shorter pieces of line typically of much different strengths and material than the mainline. This is most widely associated with fly fishing, but applies to many other tactics. Monofilament mainline can gain invisibility and abrasion resistance with a short piece of fluorocarbon tied on as a leader. It is entirely possible to catch large fish with sharp teeth while using a light mainline if a wire leader is used. Many anglers use a heavier mainline and much lighter leader material for fish which are considered “line shy,” meaning they tend to not bite lures tied to heavy, visible lines. Wire and lead core lines need to have softer, less visible leaders tied on to allow lures to behave as designed and to entice fish to bite. Fly fishing uses tapered leaders to allow for the line to turn over and make a soft landing with the fly. The very end section of tapered leaders can easily be replaced with tippet material to extend the life and effectiveness of the leader. Both leaders and tippet can be made of monofilament, fluorocarbon and even wire.

The top five brands of fishing line at FishUSA are Seaguar, PowerPro, RIO, Berkley and P-Line.