Grumpy’s fishing report

Angling

14 April 2020 | Fishing


To keep busy in these trying times, I cleaned my fishing rods. The next project involved my garage, which now looks like a new showroom.

With that came all the boxes with many fishing goodies inside.

I decided to make traces during this lockdown. Anglers are more than welcome to visit the Erongo and Outdoor Centre’s Facebook pages to see some videos I made that explain some easy to make yet strong knots.

You are also more than welcome to contact me directly should you have a question or two. This will give me better insight into what my fellow anglers would like to know.

This week’s topic is fishing lines.

Let me start with the conventional angling lines. The former old school lines really became thinner and stronger. The stronger part is obviously to everyone’s advantage while the thinner part comes with advantages and disadvantages.

The disadvantage is that the thinner the line, the less abrasion it has against ultraviolet rays, kelp or seaweed or the sandy shore break.

To compensate for those features, we add a 5m to 7m leader line of a thicker diameter. This allows us to cast harder and further due to the main line being thinner, once the leader pass through the guides.

Less drag in the water is also an advantage as the line doesn’t drag the sinker which in turn could get stuck.

Due to the thinner diameter, the line also travels with less air resistance resulting in a further cast.

It’s advisable to use an 18kg line with a 4oz sinker since it’s very tough to snap the line.

When using an 8oz sinker with the same outfit, it’s very possible to snap and lose your rig. That being said, shorter and softer rods can use a lighter line and lighter sinker to make up the distance of longer rods without snapping their line with a powerful cast.

Use leaders to prevent snapping the line on heavier and longer rods with heavier sinkers. Monofilament is also quite cheap versus braided lines.

Mono as anglers call it, is easier to cast on conventional multiplier reels i.e daiwa saltist, sl50sh, penn 500’s, penn 49, etc. The diameter makes casting easier than for instance braided lines.

You also experience far less overwinds, or as the anglers call them “kraaineste”.

Next time I will elaborate on braided lines and the use of fixed spool reels or in slang “coffee grinders”.

Stay safe and healthy until next week. Stay safe and healthy until next week.

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