You can have the best fishing rod in the world, but if your cheap fishing line snaps under the weight of a hefty bass, you’re sunk. Pun intended. In order to get the biggest, most brag-worthy catches, you need the right fishing line. And usually, a high price tag means high quality. According to Fishing Tips Guru, fishing lines break into three categories: monofilament, braided, and fluorocarbon, with the last two being the most expensive options.
The braided line, “is the most expensive, but to me the expense is well worth it. It is [a] very strong line, especially for the diameter.
So, what are some of the most expensive fishing lines on the market today?
- Seaguar Threadlock Braided Fishing Line, Blue, 80-Pound/2500-Yard
- Seaguar Tatsu 20-Pound/1000-Yard
- Power Pro Braided Spectra Fiber Fishing Line, 250-Pound/3000-Yard
- Power Pro Super 8 Slick Fishing Line
Seaguar Threadlock Braided Fishing Line, Blue, 80-Pound/2500-Yard
The Seaguar brand literally invented and popularized the fluorocarbon fishing line. They’re one of the most well-known brands in the game. This particular line is a mind-boggling 16-strand hollow-core braid. This means it is ultra-strong, high-impact and heavy-duty for serious, saltwater anglers.
Seaguar TATSU 20-Pound/1000-Yard
So, this is the “cheap” one of the bunch, but I thought I’d include it as a fluorocarbon option from the Seaguar brand. This line has the strength you’d expect from Seaguar, coupled with low visibility. Tats is the Japanese word for “dragon,” so they want their lines to “deliver an amazingly strong, yet supple, fluorocarbon line unlike any other through a superior, state-of-the-art double-structure process.” Basically, they create a fluorocarbon/braided hybrid by fusing two fluorocarbon lines together.
Power Pro Braided Spectra Fiber Fishing Line, 25-Pound/3000-Yard
Power Pro is a giant in the fishing line industry, with not only the most expensive lines available, but also some of the most high-quality ones out there. This line is super smooth and extremely strong. It’s constructed with “spectra fiber for incredible abrasion resistance.” The Fishing Guru suggests this brand. Basically, this is the line to impress your friends with. How decadent.
Power Pro Super 8 Slick Fishing Line
This luxury line is great under high-tension fishing situations and is super smooth for a lack of friction. It’ll cast a mile out. Obviously, the Power Pro brand knows a thing or two about creating a high-end, quality product. It’s super strong and worth the price for the power you get from that braided line. The fish don’t stand a chance. Braided lines don’t tend to snap when met with a worthy, fishy opponent because there is no stretch in the line, which some people prefer.
Honestly, it’s fun to look at these super-luxurious fishing lines, and fantasize about getting your hands on some of the most expensive lines on the market, but it’s not necessarily worth it or needed. There are thousands of line options that you can buy without breaking the bank, or the line itself. Look for a strong, braided or fluorocarbon line from a reputable company and you’ll be able to reel in the fish of your dreams.