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10 Fishing Lines That Should Be On Your Reel

Every angler is in need of fishing line, so we rounded up some suggestions.

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Photo via Bass Pro Shops

From offshore groupers to back pond crappies, the fish across the country had better watch out: Spring fishing season has officially started.

You can’t catch fish without some good fishing line, so we thought we’d share some well-priced and high-performing options from some of the top online retailers.

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Take a glance at these ten fishing lines by viewing the slideshow, and leave a comment with your favored brand or type below.

1. Seaguar® Kanzen® Braided Fishing Line

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If braided is what you’re after, try this Seaguar® Kanzen® Braided Fishing Line, made with ultra-thin strands in a high-density weave. It’s thin with great abrasion resistance and a super smooth cast as a result of the advanced microfibers.

2. Bass Pro Shops Excel Monofilament Line

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Bass Pro Shops Excel Monofilament Line will get the job done with a soft, smooth and limp feel. The stretch and shock strength make it a breeze to set the hook, and the price is reasonable considering the consistent performance.

3. Bass Pro Shops XPS 8 Advanced Braid Fishing Line

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Another BPS choice, the Bass Pro Shops XPS 8 Advanced Braid Fishing Line boasts “Unparalleled strength and consistent roundness” while featuring a sophisticated braid system that is woven out of eight Dyneema fibers, the world’s strongest fiber. Dyneema is used in items such as body armor and tugboat lines.

4. Bass Pro Shops XPS Signature Series Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

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With Bass Pro Shops XPS Signature Series Fluorocarbon Fishing Line, you’re getting the full package. Promoted by the Bassmaster king Kevin VanDam, the line basically disappears when wet. It has the a refractive index extremely close to that of water, so it will catch more fish, even in super clear water.

5. Offshore Angler Tight Line

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When the saltwater calls, give Offshore Angler Tight Line a shot. This monofilament is available in both clear and yellow, and will stand up to the biggest snook or grouper you can find. Online reviewers called it a “dream” to cast and complemented its trolling capabilities.

6. Bass Pro Shops® Excel® Monofilament Line

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This version of the Bass Pro Shops® Excel® Monofilament Line provides more options, including a variety of test and length values.

7. Crappie Maxx® Camo Fishing Line

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When you are casting for crappie, the Crappie Maxx® Camo Fishing Line is where it’s at. Bass Pro Shops calls it “undetectable” in any conditions, meaning fish wont be spooked when your working your angling magic. The nice, low memory makes for very easy casting.

8. Umpqua Feather Merchants Power Taper Practice Leader

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The Umpqua Feather Merchants Power Taper Practice Leader is for training purposes, and will give you a clear view of your cast over water, grass, or just about any other surface. Whether you’ve just picked up fly fishing, or are going on your 100th trip, a little practice never hurt anyone.

9. Stroft ABR Tippet Material

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Stroft ABR Tippet Material will connect the leader to the fly with its high strength monofilament nylon. A good all-around fly fishing tippet, this stuff will show off its abrasion resistance when that salmon you’ve dreamed of is on the fly.

10. Offshore Angler™ Magibraid™ Spectra® Fiber Fishing Line

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One more saltwater line for your consideration is the Offshore Angler™ Magibraid™ Spectra® Fiber Fishing Line, which some lofty claims say lasts four times longer than any mono line. Count on a waterproof and abrasion resistant performance out of this one.

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