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Sunline SX1 Braid
Sunline SX1 Braid
RIO Powerflex Plus Tapered Leader - Closeout
RIO Powerflex Plus Tapered Leader -...
RIO Powerflex Plus Tapered Leaders are some of the strongest trout leaders that have ever been made. With strengths up to 20 percent more than regular leaders, consider this a must-have on any fishing trip! RIO Powerflex Plus Tapered Leaders are ideal for dry flies, soft hackles, nymph or indicator rigs, and streamers.
$4.99 - $7.99
$4.29 - $6.79
Scientific Anglers Switch Adapt Fly Line
Scientific Anglers Switch Adapt Fly...
6 Sizes available
Scientific Anglers Switch Adapt Fly Line was designed to supply shorter two-handed switch rods with a technologically superior floating line. This is a smooth casting line with a short head for effortless line control and quick casting. Perfect for cold weather applications, this line will have you fishing sending streamers, poppers, and big dry flies down stream all season long.
$84.99
$72.99
Scientific Anglers Anadromous Tapered Leaders
Scientific Anglers Anadromous Taper...
Scientific Anglers Anadromous Tapered Leaders are made of nylon and perfect for fishing salmon and steelhead in both salt and freshwater. These leaders feature the highest wet knot strength on the market today. The large butt diameters on the Anadromous series is made to support even the largest flies you'll be shooting down stream. You can fish the other stuff or you can Fish the Truth.
$5.99
$5.29
Fenwick World Class Saltwater Leader
Fenwick World Class Saltwater Leader
The Fenwick World Class Saltwater Leader is a professional grade leader made from a co-polymer material. This leader offers the perfect balance of power, strength, and control. Anglers will appreciate that this leader can be used for all species thanks to its stiff butt section and tapers. It is designed to deliver your fly with accuracy, even in windy conditions. The World Class Saltwater Leader features a pre-looped end to provide quick and easy connections.
$6.99
$5.99
Hardy Presentation Taper Copolymer Leader
Hardy Presentation Taper Copolymer ...
Clear Grey
The Hardy Presentation Taper Copolymer Leader was carefully designed to offer fly anglers 12 feet of quality material that delivers smooth turnovers with accuracy. The three quantity package is to make sure you are never unprepared, plus the color-coded packaging helps you to quickly identify when you’re ready to use. The Presentation Taper Copolymer Leader features pre-tied perfection loop at the butt and is individually marked with the size and diameter for your convenience.
$12.99
$11.49
Hardy Power Taper Copolymer Leader
Hardy Power Taper Copolymer Leader
The Hardy Power Taper Copolymer Leader is made from quality material and features a dynamic taper to deliver accurate and positive turnovers. This leader has a pre-tied perfection loop at the butt and is individually marked with an identification tab showing its size. The color-coded package also helps anglers make a quick and easy identification. These are important features to have when pairing up this leader with any copolymer or fluorocarbon tippet material.
$12.99
$11.49
Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet
Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet
Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet is tough, abrasion resistance, and will stand up to extreme fresh and saltwater fishing conditions. The clear color allows this line to be almost invisible in the water to sneak up on the fish. The Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet is constructed of a specialized co-polymer nylon formula to give anglers a line that has more give, strength, and low memory to make a powerful hook each time.
$3.49
$2.79
Fenwick World Class Freshwater Leader
Fenwick World Class Freshwater Leader
The Fenwick World Class Freshwater Leader gives anglers more control needed to cast with various flies. This leader is constructed of a low memory co-polymer formula and is pre-looped for quick and easy connections. The World Class Freshwater Leader is designed to be tough, durable, abrasion resistant, and delivers excellent turnover each time.
$5.99
$5.29
Scientific Anglers Heritage Ultra Presentation Fly Line
Scientific Anglers Heritage Ultra P...
4 Sizes available
Scientific Anglers Heritage Ultra Presentation Fly Line is a a bonafide trout fly line that mimics lines from decades ago. The nostalgic design was built to honor Scientific Anglers' 70th Anniversary, complete with a vintage color scheme. This line is perfect for bamboo, fiberglass, and slow-action graphite rods. Fish small streams or spring creeks with dry flies and nymphs using Scientific Anglers Heritage Ultra Presentation Fly Line.
$49.99
$42.99
Scientific Anglers Wavelength Titan Fly Line
Scientific Anglers Wavelength Titan...
Scientific Anglers Wavelength Titan Fly Line utilizes AST technology, which provides a slickness to the line for further casts and cleaner lines. This line also features the SA ID line-marking system, an easy way for anglers to identify lines. Mastery Textured divots on the belly and running line ensure the line will float higher, fish better, and last longer. Wavelength Titan Fly Line loads quickly and delivers the biggest flies to the farthest targets, making it a great option for your wading...
$84.99
$72.99
Seaguar Nylon Tippet
Seaguar Nylon Tippet
The Seaguar Nylon Tippet Material is designed to have the perfect combination of strength and sensitivity. Made with a clear nylon, this material is soft and supple and also strong.
$4.99
$3.99
Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippet Guide Spool
Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippe...
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Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippet Spools provide anglers with a built-in cutter to cut the material right where you want it. The tippet material is managed by a color coded tippet retainer band that also has the size of the material printed on it, while the water resistant label prevents cracking and peeling. These fluorocarbon spools feature just the right balance of softness, strength, and durability. The low-memory tippet material lays straight on the water and resists coiling, while high ...
$6.99
$5.79
Scientific Anglers Hard Mono AR Tippet Spool
Scientific Anglers Hard Mono AR Tip...
Scientific Anglers Hard Mono AR Tippet Spools feature an abrasion-resistant, hard monofilament made from a nylon polymer to provide low memory and high knot strength. The spools have a convenient built-in patented cutter, so there is no need to bring along more tools than you need. The low-visibility of Scientific Anglers Hard Mono AR Tippet Spools is perfect for those wary fish, while the hardened monofilament turns over flies with ease.
$3.29
$2.79
Scientific Anglers Tapered Hard Mono AR Leader
Scientific Anglers Tapered Hard Mon...
Scientific Anglers Tapered Hard Mono AR Leaders offer some of the best abrasion-resistance on the market. The nylon polymer construction aids in the strength and durability of these leaders, resulting in less fuss and fight when you go to land a fish. When a fighting fish seeks cover behind coral heads, mangrove roots, or logjams, Scientific Anglers Tapered Hard Mono AR Leaders end the fight.
$6.99
$5.99
Scientific Anglers Tapered Fluorocarbon Leaders
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 effected 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
$12.99
RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet
RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet
RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet is made of a medium stiff, tough nylon tippet ideal for steelhead, salmon and spey. This tippet is easy to knot and features excellent strength and abrasion resistance. RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet is excellent for larger flies.
$5.99
$4.79
Stren Power Knot Monofilament Line
Stren Power Knot Monofilament Line
Stren Power Knot Monofilament Line was designed for incredible knot strength. This self-lubricating line will hold basic or complicated knots securely for improved performance. Stren Power Knot Line offers low memory for easy casting and handling. Tie with confidence, and fish with minimal fuss. Each package contains one spool of line. Stren Power Knot Monofilament Line is made in the U.S.A.
$4.29 - $4.99
$3.49 - $3.99
Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader
Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader
Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leaders use Gamma's technology to bring out the refractive aspects of fluorocarbon, making this leader almost invisible. These leaders feature a highly supple tippet which allows for intense knot strength and shock resistance. Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leaders include a stiff butt which transfers more energy from the fly line and makes for exceptional turnover.
$9.99
$8.49
Frog Hair High Performance Tippet
Frog Hair High Performance Tippet
Frog Hair High Performance Tippet is specially made to be the first choice for professional anglers. This tippet incorporates strength, shock resistance, extreme suppleness, and intense knot strength to make the ultimate line. Frog Hair High Performance Tippet offers many high-tech aspects but still has a natural presentation to make for ultimate fish fighting capabilities.
$5.99
$4.79
Cortland Indicator Mono - Closeout
Cortland Indicator Mono - Closeout
Super Yellow
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Cortland Indicator Mono is a special opaque monofilament that is manufactured in super bright solid colors that easily stand out against any background. They also remain highly visible in low light conditions. The Cortland Indicator Mono is perfect for European and high stick nymphing techniques when used as a straight indicator. Cortland Indicator Mono is also great for making coiled French style indicators.
$6.99
$5.79
Cortland Precision Trout Boss Fly Line - Closeout
Cortland Precision Trout Boss Fly L...
5 Sizes available
The Precision Trout Boss Fly Line is the ultimate trout line from Cortland featuring a completely new jacket material. The HDT (Heat Dissipation Technology) jacket material maintains peak performance even under the most rigorous fishing conditions. HDT ensures minimal friction with the rod guides allowing the line to stay cooler, improving false casting, line speed, and distance. The Cortland Precision Trout Boss Fly Lines are AFFTA compliant. These lines are 100 feet total in length with a uniq...
$79.99
$47.99
PowerPro Super 8 Slick Microfilament Braid
PowerPro Super 8 Slick Microfilamen...
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PowerPro Super 8 Slick Microfilament Braid features 8 yarn spectra fiber construction, is braided under high tension giving it a "smooth as silk" feeling. The castability is greatly increased due to the reduced line friction on the spool as well as the rod guides. Super 8 Slick Microfilament Braid is much quieter than most braids making it easier to fish with stealth. Super 8 Slick is much less affected by saltwater, UV rays, and most chemicals and solvents. The life of Super Slick line is much ...
$19.99 - $39.99
$16.99 - $33.99

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.