Best Fishing Line for Bass

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There’s a place for all three line enters your bass fishing. Ideally you should carry all 3 every time when going fishing for bass.


Braided lines have been around a long time — longer than monofilament or fluorocarbon, though the majority of anglers matured using mono. The benefits of braid are its unbelievable strength regardless of its small diameter which it has no stretch. It’s very castable.

The only downside of traditional braided lines is that they may be more visible to bass than monofilament or fluorocarbon. In heavy cover or low light conditions, though, that probably doesn’t matter.

A lot of anglers use Spiderwire braid for about half of bass fishing and carry it in 3 line sizes — 10-, 50- and 65-pound test. 10-pound Spiderwire good to use on spinning take on and the much heavier sizes on casting equipment. 50- and 65-pound braid use only when fishing single-hook lures like worms and jigs. It’s the perfect line for turning heavy cover.


Fluorocarbon produced first as a leader material, and it’s just been in the previous years approximately that fluorocarbon lines ended up being limp and castable sufficient to use as the main lines on spinning and casting reels.

The big benefits of fluorocarbon are its relative invisibility and lack of stretch. Because it has about the exact same refractive qualities as water, it’s tough to see undersea, and though it stretches some, it’s more sensitive than monofilament.

If fluorocarbon has any disadvantages, it’s that it sinks and might not be as abrasion-resistant as monofilament. That makes it a poor option for drifting lures.

We recommend to use Spiderwire Ultracast 100% Fluorocarbon in sizes varying from 6- to 25-pound-test. Good idea to use it with treble-hooked baits like crankbaits and jerkbaits. It has significant castability and hardly any stretch. Double Uni-knot uses to link the braid to the fluorocarbon leader, and try to use a very short leader so that the knot doesn’t need to run through the good guide on the cast.


Monofilament has been around for more than 50 years, and it was almost the only type of line that bass anglers used for most of that time. It’s extremely castable, not really visible to the fish and it floats, so it’s the natural choice for floating baits. It also extends more than braid or fluorocarbon, which can be good or bad.

You can use Spiderwire Ultracast Ultimate Mono in all sizes in between 10- and 20-pound-test. recommends to use it for floating topwater baits when you want to avoid a highly visible line (braid) or a line that sinks (fluorocarbon).

Mono is good for fishing particular treble-hooked lures like diving and lipless crankbaits. There, the stretch provided by mono is a benefit. It makes it harder for bass to “throw” the lures during the fight. The stretch is also practical when it’s cold or the bass are picky and you need them to hold the bait just an instant longer so you can hook them.

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