Tips About Fishing Line

How to Remove Twist in Fishing Line

There are three ways to do this:

1. Cut lure off, feed out about 30′ of line into the water and pull for a few seconds.
2. Cut off lure and feed out line while running the boat at about 20-30 mph for a few seconds.
3. Remove body and bait from jig and hold it up to un-spin, cast out a couple times and repeat

I use monofilament line because it is less damaging to the rod, less expensive, and less trouble over all. Although braided and carbofilament line is good because it doesn’t break easily, it can cut fingers and damage metal shafts. It is also less sportsman like, you don’t need to use drag or much skill in fighting a fish.

I use monofilament because the larger diameter line washes behind the boat and this is great for fishing wingdams so I don’t have to get too close to the fish and the faster current on top of the wingdams. When the fish are deeper in the cold months I use lighter line.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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