How Fishing Line is Made

How Fishing Line is Made

A fishing line is a cord made for fishing. Fishing line is one of the essential tools for fishing. Factors that fishers should look while choosing a fishing line include breaking strength, knot strength, UV resistance, weakness, stretch, abrasion resistance, and visibility. The most famous line is the monofilament line made of a single fiber. 

Deep-Sea fishermen usually use braided fishing line for its thin diameter and resistance to corrosion; braided lines also do not stretch much, which allows for greater sensitivity in detecting a “bite.” 

This article will show you how fishing line is made and, what are the key steps in the manufacturing of a fishing line.


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6 Important Characteristics of a Fishing line

1. Memory

When you pull line off your spool, does it hang straight or curl up? It’s called memory. Line with a lot of memory tends to kink or knot as you reel in. It makes it harder to throw far.

2. Stretch

The stretchy line keeps tension better as you struggle with a fish. However, stretch gives you less precision and feedback and makes setting the hook more challenging.

3. Shock Strength

Another advantage of having some stretch is that your fishing line is less likely to snap under quick pressure. 

4. Corrosion Resistance

Ever get cut off by rocks while fishing? You need gear with more corrosion resistance. All modern line is pretty corrosion-resistant, but more high-end materials tend to handle scratches better.

5. Buoyancy

Some fishing lines float in the water, and some sinks. They’re both useful in different situations. A floating line is great for topwater fishing. The sinking line stays rigid in the water, giving you more precision at depth.

6. Visibility

If a fish watches your line, it can get spooked and put off biting. To avoid this situation, people usually use a low-visibility line in clear water. You can also use any colored line to match the depth and shade of water you’re fishing in.

How Fishing line is made

The fishing line is a thin wire, but it doesn’t mean it’s not strong. It’s a really strong wire used to go fishing.

It’s made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (Crystalline plastic). To make these fishing lines, numerous microfibers are braided in a single tight cord. They thread fibers through needles and are reeled on spools through Bobbins. 

Then these spools are fitted in machines called maple graders’. As these maple graders spin, they weave strands into a tight braid.

Then this braid is dyed into desirable color to match the color of the water.

Then this braid is passed through yellow silicon resin to make it abrasion-resistant.

Finally, it’s rolled by the spool, and is packaged, ultimately sending it into the consumer market.


Types of Fishing Lines

1. Monofilament Line

Monofilament is a fancy way of saying “single thread.” That’s what it is, a single piece of plastic, that’s stretched out and set into a thin tube. 

The monofilament line is translucent, and so it is very smooth to dye, which means it is available in several shades.

You can pick a color that suits your fishing environments. It’s even available in vibrant colors and best for conditions when you need to look at your line.

2. Fluorocarbon Line

It’s like fishing in stealth mode.

The fluorocarbon line is made in the same way as mono but from much denser material.

The fluorocarbon line has the clarity of the water, so it becomes invisible when it is in the water.

That is splendid for fishing.

3. Braided Line

As the name suggests, a Braided line is more than one strand that is braided and molded or welded to make a single line.

Braid is unique. It’s made by weaving together several strands of polyethylene like Dacron, Spectra, and Dyneema (types of polyethylene).

The braided line produces a super-skinny line that could even stop a swordfish in its tracks.

4. Co-Polymer

The copolymer fishing line is essentially an improved version of monofilament.

 It’s made in the same way, but with two or more materials instead of one (usually different nylon) forms. 

Co polymers let manufacturers refine their recipe and tailor the line’s characteristics to certain uses.



This article is about the fishing lines, how fishing line is made, the characteristics of the fishing line, and the best fishing lines available in the market so far.

So next time you decided to go on fishing you know what you have to buy and what factors to look for while buying or suggesting a fishing line.

Steve Hudson

I have been an outdoor activities enthusiast from teenage. I have been going out with my parents on different outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. After moving to a town surrounded by three well known fishing spots, I started fishing and started using all kinds of tricks and equipment to make the most out of each adventure I pursued. Over the years I have been camping outdoor, hiking and following my passion of enjoying life at full. Few years ago, I started writing about my thoughts, experiments and ideas about outdoor, fishing, hiking and more. This blog is a compilation of that plus tips, ideas and products that can make life more meaningful, enjoyable and a pleasant.

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