I’ve come across the mentioning of biodegradable fishing line a few times over the past year, so I finally sat down and dug up some info on it. At first glance it doesn’t seem like something the average basser would want to invest in, but the details make it sound rather interesting. There are a couple [...]
Here’s a little tidbit that you might find interesting. If you’ve ever studied knots and how they’re formed, as well as how they break under pressure, you’ll find that one of the causes of knot failure is due to a weakening that starts with rotation of the line within the knot. Makes sense if you think [...]
Break-offs happen – maybe not to you, or maybe not all the time, but one way or the other, they occur. Might be on the hookset with a worm or jig. Maybe it’s while playing a big fish at boatside and he makes one last surge. More likely, you hang a bait up in some [...]
Much like Wide World of Sports, we here at Bass Parade “Span the globe…to bring you the constant variety of sport”. So jumping back on the subject of fishing lines, and in this case monofilaments, I got my hands on the results from a test carried out by the German Standards Organization (TUV). The results were [...]
Scientists: We measure this, weigh that, and calculate the volume of something else. It’s what we do. And when it comes to my fishing tackle, I’m exactly the same way. Details. Numbers. That’s what I want to see. The industry is doing great in some areas, and still doing terrible in others. Here’s some examples.
Monofilament fishing line might have taken a back seat to fluorocarbon and braid among most modern bass anglers these days, but there is still a time and a place for it in certain circumstances. Those instances might not be exactly what you’re thinking of though.
One thing I noticed while browsing through all the Black Friday tackle sales last week is that about every manufacturer of line now has an available braid, fluorocarbon and monofilament to choose from. Another thing I’ve noticed is that from the sounds of things on the various fishing forums, lots of guys still have reservations [...]
Lots and lots of choices at your local tackle shop when it comes to lines and line color. Used to be when we pretty much only threw monofilament, you could choose either clear, green or fluorescent blue. Yes, there was that golden colored line, but I’m not certain I ever saw any bassers on my [...]
Bass fishing can be a real drag. I’m not talking “bummer-like” drag – bass fishing is way too cool for that. Nor am I speaking to the drag on your reel. It’s important, it’s a drag, but no cigar. Here’s a hint: The “drag” I am referring to happens to some degree every time you make a [...]
Saw a note on BassFan about Seaguar and the development of fluorocarbon, with a link to a timeline described as “very cool.” I love the BF guys, but if that’s what passes for very cool these days I’ll stick with my yo-yo. Anyhow, a couple clicks later on the Seaguar site and I’m in interviews [...]