The choice of fishing line for spinning should be made taking into account the parameters of the rod and the type of reel. You should also take into account the weight of the bait used and the fish you plan to catch.
The spinning rod is most often used for catching predatory fish. Also, a spinning rod with a reel is used as a bottom fishing rod for casting lures at long distances from the shore. For such fishing, a strong monofilament line or the so-called braid is needed.
How to choose a monofilament for spinning
The highest quality mono-lines are produced by Japanese, American and French manufacturers. The mono-line is made of nylon, nylon or polymers, so it is elastic and well absorbs jerks when playing fish out of the water.
Thanks to its transparency, the monofilament line is practically invisible in the water. Among other advantages, it is worth noting its low cost. However, it is inferior to braid in strength by about three to four times.
If you use a monofilament for spinning fishing, then it is better to choose not the most elastic one. And while elasticity reduces the chance of tearing, it also reduces the sharpness of the sweep. This increases the likelihood of fish getting off the hook.
When choosing the diameter of the mono line, you should take into account the sensitivity level of the spinning rod and the type of reel. The more sensitive the spinning rod, the thinner the line should be. For spinning coils, a diameter of 0.25–0.27 millimeters is suitable, and for inertial and multipliers 0.35–0.4 millimeters.
How to choose a braided line for spinning
Braided line-cord consists of many thin threads. Due to this, it has high strength. And the lack of elasticity allows for sharp sweeps. The main disadvantage of braids is their high cost.
Cords are classified by the number of threads in the weave. They are three-core, four-core and eight-core. Three-core cords are the cheapest, less durable and wear out rather quickly. It is recommended to use them for beginner spinning players who are learning to catch predatory fish. Seasoned anglers prefer to use four-core cords, and if finances permit, then eight-core ones.
It is advisable to buy a braid for spinning only if long-range fishing and catching large predatory fish are planned. The braid is suitable for jigging predator and trolling, it can also be used when fishing for pike on coiled and overgrown water lilies.
As for the diameter of the braid, the thinnest lines, having a diameter of 0, 09-0, 12 millimeters, are designed for fish weighing no more than 2500 grams. Considering that the fishing line should have a margin of safety, for catching a medium-sized predator (from 3000 grams), its optimal diameter should be 0, 12-0, 18 millimeters. And to catch a large predator with long casts on heavy baits, you should use a braid with a thickness of more than 0.2 millimeters.