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How to Choose the Right Fishing Line Weight

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Every angler has a “one that got away” story from their fishing experiences. Often the one that got away was due in part to having your fishing line break. Good fishing line choices comprise a number of factors but one that is near the top is choosing the right pound test. Understanding Fishing Line Strength Fishing line strength is call ‘test’ and is measured in pounds (lbs.). Each spool of line has a label identifying what pound test line it is, which is usually similar to something like 8-lb. test. Pound test is a measurement of how much (in pounds)...

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