Best Fishing Line for Spinning Reels
Having the right equipment, including the best fishing line for spinning reels, is an important part of fishing success. But with all you have to choose from on the market, your decision-making can be daunting. Here we share out picks for the 10 best spinning reel fishing line choices on the market this year for any fishing condition and for any angler.
When choosing fishing line, you want to consider:
- Strength-diameter ratio
Additionally, there are a few more things you should take into account when choosing line. You have a few basic options for line type, either a mono line, a fluorocarbon line, or a braided line.Let’s break down these fishing reel lines:
Many people like monofilament fishing line and many people do not. Some tend to think the abrasion resistance on a mono fishing line isn’t all that great. It also tends to stretch more than anyone would ever want and develops a thin diameter overtime. This makes it tough to get a good angle for your fishing reel, especially when you’re dealing with bigger fish. A monofilament line is the cheapest, but if you have the ability and desire to upgrade, you probably should.
This type of line protects against stretching and gives you great abrasion protection. It’s perfect for highly controlled fishing environments, but if you’re dealing with larger fish in an unpredictable environment, it might not be the best choice. And if you’re fishing in competition, we’d recommend it even less.
As you might guess, a braided line is strong and has no stretch. It’s great for flipping and pitching, but it’s very easy to see. This means fish are going to be onto you in a second most of the time, especially when you are working in clear water. You’ll have more luck fishing in murkier waters since they’ll have a tougher time seeing it. Braid does fray and cut when fishing in high-vegetation areas, so we wouldn’t say it’s all that anti-abrasive. The line strength makes iteasy to set your hook with due to its no-stretch feature and it stands up to larger fish. You also won’t experience line twist like you would with a thinner reel spool line. If you are consistent fishing in murky waters, this is likely the only type of line you need. However, most experienced anglers who work in a variety of environments tend to keep both braid and fluorocarbon on hand to give them some variety of line type.
Now that you know the types of fishing line you can use, here are our picks for the best on the market:
1. Berkley Trilene Big Game
We like this one for spinning reels. It’s heavier than some of the other options we have here, but it’s also great for large fish. It’s shock-resistant and tends to stand up to multiple hits if needed be. It’s also abrasion resistant and got solid tensile strength, so you get a smooth, enjoyable cast every time. It’s also versatile and great for both salt and freshwater fishing.
2. RUNCL Merced Braided Fishing Line
This line is strong and affordable. It features proprietary weaving tech, and a thin coating that protects it and makes it durable, without affecting the weight. It works for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. We love it because it Features incredible smoothness and has no memory, so it can flow effortlessly through the guides with minimum line vibration and line twist. You get increased casting distance and accuracy in solid, reliable line.
3. Power Pro Spectra
This braided fishing line is smooth and offers enhanced body technology. This makes it easy to control. It’s abrasion resistant for a smooth cast and features a built-in line cutter. It’s green, so you’re able to spot it underwater once you cast.
4. Spiderwire Braided Stealth Superline
We like this line because it has a color-lock coating, which makes it durable. It’s strong, which means it works for larger, rowdier fish, but it’s still lightweight and easy to work with. This line gives you a quiet, smooth cast and your line won’t dig on the reel. It’s also green, so you’ll be able to see it underwater, unlike clear lines.
5. Stren Original Service Spool
Stren offers an amazing line that is strong and offers UV guard. It’s a strong line and easy to knot, but because it’s abrasion resistant, you don’t need to worry about snagging and tangling as much as you might with other lines. You get easy casting with simple handling, but it is a heavier weight line, so it’s not great for all circumstances.
5. Sufix 832 Advanced Superline Braid
With this line, you get fiber technology and improved castability. We love this line because it features one gore fiber, making it incredibly strong and easy to work with. It also features TGP technology, which provides enhanced color retention. You get great durability and casting distance with this line.
7. Berkley Fireline Fused Chrystal Superline
This is one of the best for spinning reels. It’s incredibly thin and lightweight, but also carries a decent amount of strength. It’s a sensitive line, which means you’ll know right away if something is nibbling at your hook. It’s also abrasion resistant and gives you a smooth and consistent cast every time. It doesn’t offer the same color protection as some other lines, but if you fish frequently you’ll likely get through a spool without concern.
8. Stren Fluorcast Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
This one is great for deep water fishing. It’s strong while still being fairly lightweight and it’s virtually invisible. You’ll fool even the smartest deep sea fish with this line. It also has a high density that lets your lures run deep in the water. We love it for its easy casting ability.
9. P-Line Florocearl Fishing Line
This is a great fishing line if you’re looking for something that isn’t visible. If you want to do a little stealth fishing in an area where fish are used to seeing, and avoiding, lines and hooks, this is a great option. You get high knot strength, high castability, and a fluorocarbon coating that protects the line.
10. Sunline Super FC Sniper Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
This is a smooth line with easy handling. It has abrasion resistance and resin coating for extra protection. Its uniform diameter makes it easy to cast with. We also love it because it’s exceptionally strong.
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