About our lines
Our line range should cover the majority of what Coarse anglers want. From very fine hooklengths, to waggler and stickfloat mainlines on rivers, specimen chub & barbel work, Tench & carp on lakes, commercial carp fishing with pellet wagglers & method feeders and even leaders for trout anglers. There should be something for everyone. And each line has been formulated and graded to suit the needs of the angler and are not nylon or Fluorocarbon monofilaments ‘off the shelf’ or a by-product of another industry.
Float Mono really is made so that it grips or gets held in the water’s surface tension better for longer – bearing in mind that nylon is heavier than water and should sink. Sinking Mono really is formulated so it can cut through and under the water’s surface and sink as you would want it to. Premium Mono really is the strongest of all of them and Fluorocarbon really is Fluorocarbon and not coated Nylon. Specimen Mono really is slightly harder and tougher than the other Nylons. All lines have their place and uses and are not just another colour of the same line with a different name.
Float and Sinking are in different colours so an angler who may only have one reel with only a couple of spools can easily see which line is which. Premium is deliberately made with no added pigments because that ensures highest strength per diameter (pigments can reduce strength). Specimen is available on the biggest/longest spools because they are likely to be loaded onto the biggest/deepest reels. Conversely 50m Premium is on the smallest spool because it’s likely to be kept in a tackle box or bag so these save space.
Spools are designed to hold the lines securely and the clear plastic ‘bands’ or wraps on bigger spools are kind to the line without sharp or rough edges. There is none of the same risk of damaging the line when trying to get your fingernails under an annoying elastic band!
The lines must be wound onto something – we can’t supply you with just loose line - and also packaged in something to keep it dry and protected from UV. The PET used for the box is one of the most commonly recycled plastics and this also goes for the PS spools. So both items should easily be recyclable by your local council and then not be disposed of in landfill rubbish.
Think of what you need to do and then choose the appropriate line to suit.
Loading the lines onto your reels. There are several ways people seem to do this and also there seems to be confusion and even concern as to which is the ‘best’ way. However, in our experience line is best taken off of the spool from the edge with the spool rotating. Perhaps with someone holding the spool and even with something like a pencil through the middle to act as an axle. We have a video with James showing how this is done just by himself very simply. There is no need to overcomplicate things. But, of course, everyone will have their preference. James also shows an excellent way to attach the line safely to the spool before winding.
If you want information on knots there is an excellent website Animated Knots which gives VERY good step by step demonstrations.