Fishing Line


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Fishing Line

 

an element of rod and tackle equipment in fishing (spinning). A fishing line is a thread (string, cord) carrying a fishhook (or spoon bait), a sinker, and sometimes a float. The fishing line is usually attached to a fishing rod (a long, flexible bamboo, juniper, or plastic stick) or a spinning reel (flier), small plank, disk, or the side of a boat or ship. Fishing lines are made of capron or other polymer thread or cord (spun) or horsehair. Fishing lines may be 0.1 to 10 mm thick and up to 200 m or more in length (for deepsea fishing).

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Wait patiently until the fish tightens up your fishing line, then apply steady pressure to the rod.
often the Chief Leanne "Anglers, too, can avoid harm for animals like the poor gannet by taking unwanted fishing line home, being aware of line caught in adjacent trees and not leaving baited tackle unattended.
Farley said there even was talk of tying a knife to a long stick to cut the fishing line and free the duck from the branch.
The message here is to ask anglers to safely dispose of unwanted fishing line and any litter they may see - discarded tackle can cause horrible injuries.
The RSPCA say the death of a heron caught up in an abandoned fishing line could have been avoided
The charity advises that on sites where fishing is permitted you should take unwanted fishing line home and cut it into small pieces before putting it in the bin.
The fishing line was caught between the two trees in the wind and two gulls had flown straight into it.
Three members of the VLB worked with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue Branch to free the seal which had become caught in fishing line which had wrapped around the seal's neck.
TAKE FLIGHT: Tape a long length of fishing line to the end of an unfolded paper clip.
They estimate that anglers spend $560 million on fishing line annually in the U.
Honeywell announced today a new brand licensing program to help fishermen ensure they are purchasing fishing line containing genuine Spectra fiber.
Twist fishing line, or any other stringy thing, and you'll get some torsional energy back when it untwists.