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Monofilament Fishing Line VS Braided Fishing Lines

Is Mono Fishing Line Better Than Braided Fishing Line?

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Fritz and Iowa Bass on Monofilament Line

Fritz Caught These Iowa Bass While Fishing With Monofilament Line

2006 Fritz Nordengren Licensed To About.com
by Fritz Nordengren

Maybe you remember, I spooled up more of my reels with mono last fall-- some with P line FloroClear and some with Yozuri hybrid clear - 8 pound test.

The only thing I use superlines on are my spinner bait rod, and I have a worm rod with a spool I use for cutting through thick weeds.

Maybe it's cuz the bass have grown, or maybe I'm a better fisherman......but I am certain my numbers of bass and sizes of bass are both bigger. Last year and the year before, I remember catching lots of 13 - 15 inch bass weighing in 1.5 - 1.75.

This year, I'm typically catching 2 - 4 pounders on each trip -- in lots of different lakes -- lots of different conditions. Yeah, I'm still catching smaller ones, too, but I'm beginning to think the line has *something* to do with it.

The attached photo is two of the dozen or so I caught at a small 50 acre lake in Wisconsin over the last two days. My brother in law had a farm with this lake in the back yard...... not monsters --

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