What is copolymer or "mono" line?
Copolymer line, more commonly referred to as "mono", is a single strand of line made up of more than one type of nylon. It's actually a nylon copolymer monofilament. This line is produced in a range of diameters which have different tensile strengths (called "tests" after the process of tensile testing). Copolymer line is also manufactured in different colors, such as clear, green, blue, and yellow. It is made by melting and mixing polymers (chemical mixtures) and then extruding the mixture through tiny holes, forming strands of line, which is then spun into spools of various thicknesses. The extrusion process controls not only the thickness of the line but its test as well. Copolymer lines continue to be one of the more popular types of fishing line among anglers. Vicious Fishing offers three different "mono" lines -- Vicious Ultimate, Vicious Panfish., and Vicious Ice.
What is fluorocarbon line?
Fluorocarbon is a polymer that's nearly invisible in water because it has an almost identical refractive index. It is inert, so it resists deterioration by sunlight, gasoline, and battery acid. Fluorocarbon fishing leaders originated in Japan, where fisheries are heavy pressured, to deliver more lifelike bait presentations. This offers advantages in clear-water situations where fish are heavily pressured or slow to bite. Also, because fluorocarbon does not absorb water, it won't weaken or increase in stretch like some other types of fishing line. Added density makes fluorocarbon very abrasion-resistant, so it's ideal for rough conditions, and makes it sink faster than other lines, so lures dive deeper and faster. Being a stiffer line, it does deliver much more sensitivity as well. Vicious Fishing offers three fluorocarbon lines -- Vicious 100% Fluorocarbon, Vicious Pro Elite Fluorocarbon and Vicious Fluorocarbon Leader.
What is braided line?
Braided line is one of the of earliest types of fishing line and is still very popular today because of its high knot strength, lack of stretch, and great overall power in relation to its diameter. Braids were originally made from natural fibers such as cotton and linen, but natural fiber braids have long since been replaced by braided or woven fibers of a man-made materials, like Spectra, into a strand of line. Braided fishing lines tend to have good resistance to abrasion. Their actual breaking strength will commonly well exceed their pound-test rating. It is common to attach a mono or fluorocarbon leader to the end of the braided fishing line to reduce the high visibility of the braided fishing line. Vicious Fishing offers two different braided lines --- Vicious Braid and Vicious No-Fade Braid.
What knot should I tie when using a fluorocarbon leader with a braided line?
We'd suggest the double uni-knot, the surgeon's knot or the Albright knot.
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