One of the most difficult things any angler must do is determine what fishing line to use in what situations. For
decades, the choice was not one of composition, but brand. Monofilament
fishing line dominated the market. It has been joined in more recent
years by the copolymer fishing line. While it has properties very
similar to a monofilament, copolymer resins offer some advantages and
disadvantages. Often the choice may come down to the type of fishing the
angler is doing.
In this particular case, the copolymer line is
superior. This elasticity not only helps prevent the hook from being
pulled out of the fish's mouth but also makes for easier and more
accurate casting. At the same time, this will allow some jigs to act
more naturally in the water, which can be of a concern when working with
lures in deeper water.
The copolymer fishing line also has an
advantage here, which also aids in casting. One of the problems with
true monofilament lines is that they often retain their memory, which
leads to problems when casting and retrieving the line. This memory
keeps the line in loops, or wanting to go in loops, even when the desire
is for it to be perfectly straight. Tangles and "bird's nests" can
result from line that retains too much memory.