How Is Fishing Line Made?

by Giselle Diamond

Introduction

When fishing line is made, some of the features that are important are how strong the line is, how thick it is (this will help the fish to see it better), and what the line is made out of. All these features are key to a fisherman when he is considering what type to buy. The fisherman will choose according to the environment he will be fishing in, resistance to breaking, resistance to the sun, how easily it can cast and how easy is it to see. 

Fishing Lines Properties

Fishing lines do more than just be thrown in to the water. They are made for reels that are spun, cast, reeled, or even cast with a baited hook on the end of it. Most of the lines and reels are made of man-made substances known as polyethylene, nylon, Dyneema and Dacron. The majority of people purchase a fishing line known as mono-filament. This single strand line is known for it elasticity when having to reel in a large fish. The fluorocarbon is used to help make the line less visible to fish. It has more weight, so it doesn't float like the monofilment. The denser line helps stay at the bottom without the use of those heavy sinkers. The monofilament is cost-effective and works well with most fishing needs. If the fisherman is just doing some basic fishing, this type of line is great.

How Fishing Line is Made

The group of materials--polyethylene, nylon, Dyneema and Dacron--are liquidated by heat and then poured through really small holes that help mold the fluid into tiny strands. Plastic that has been melted down will also be added to the mixture it comes through the holes. This is done to make it harder to break. The diameter of the fishing lines are determined on how small or large the holes are. The newly created lines cool off rapidly.  and spun into round bundles that are placed on the reels. All fishing line are created this way. The mixture of substances can control what the line's properties. It can control how easy it will cast, its elasticity, and how it stands up to the environment you are going to be fishing in.

Adding Colors

The different colors are created by all different mixture of chemicals as well. The different colors are not just so your fishing pole will look pretty. The different colors are added in when the combined materials to make the fishing line are being poured through the holes to make the width of the fishing line. Different colored fishing line is used to help the fisherman see the line easier in different types of fishing environments. It is also to help the fishing line be less visible to the fish for an easier catch.

About the Author

Giselle Diamond is a freelance writer and has been writing since 1999. Diamond is experienced in writing in all genres and subjects, with distinguished experience in home and garden, culture and society, literature and psychology. Diamond has a Master of Arts in English and psychology from New York University. Diamond has articles published on both eHow and LiveStrong.