Infographic: Monofilament vs Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
We have had a few recent inquiries from anglers that are getting confused with all of the different types of fishing lines… particularly monofilament vs. fluorocarbon.
And you can’t blame them either! Just walk into any big fishing equipment or outdoor store and you will be overwhelmed with all of the different types, styles, colors, and options in fishing line these days.
In many fishing stores, it takes at least a full two aisles just to showcase all of their different fishing lines!
One of the main confusions we are hearing in regards to fishing lines is: “What is the difference between monofilament fishing line and fluorocarbon fishing line?”
To start, know that fluorocarbon line is actually a type of monofilament line. Fluorocarbon’s most beneficial characteristic is that it has a refractive index that is much closer to that of water compared to other types of monofilament… meaning that fluorocarbon is less visible to fish compared to other types of line.
Fortunately, we found this great infographic below (from Berkley’s website) that explains the many differences between fluorocarbon and monofilament fishing lines.
Monofilament vs Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
(Related: to see the best fishing knots for every single fishing situation, click here)
As you can probably see, there is no “one-size fits all” answer to the best fishing line when comparing fluorocarbon to the other types of monofilament options. At the end of the day, it is going to come down to your needs for a particular situation. And hopefully this fishing line infographic helped you out in terms of simplifying it side by side.
Finally, if you liked this infographic, then please share with your friends using the social share buttons.
Help spread fishing education!
STOP WASTING TIME ON THE WATER!
Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.
Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join: