Saltwater fishing lines are not all created equal! Depending on what you are trying to catch, there are many options for fishing lines for saltwater in Hawaii. At Sea Wife Charters, we provide the optimal equipment for you, but if you are bringing your own gear, you need to know how to be equipped. Here are your best options for catching deep sea fish:
- Monofilament: A common material, many anglers use it for a good reason: it works. It is the best saltwater line for most species of deep sea fish. Thin, strong and subtle, it stands up to the harshness of salt water and is unlikely to break when you make a catch. It is more abrasion resistant and allows stress for when your quarry puts up a fight. However, you need to keep it out of sunlight and change it out of your reels every six months, depending on usage.
- Braided: Monofilament involves one line, but braided combines several strands of fibers. It can be stronger than monofilament if you consider diameter—you can get 60 pounds of break strength in one braided line that has the same diameter as a 30-pound test monofilament. If you are catching fish that require a longer cast or you will be out in the sun all day, braided line is your best bet. It will not dissipate under the sun’s rays and with less stretch, it handles long casts better.
- Fluorocarbon: This is a new type of fishing line. Its main advantage is the fact that it’s nearly invisible underwater. Despite common perceptions, fish can see the line, and if it appears to be attached to the bait they are pursuing, they will not touch it. This is possible due to its low light refraction and material. It is also a great option for deep sea fishing because it sinks quickly and is more abrasion resistant than braided line or monofilament. However, it is vulnerable to sunlight, so long, all-day fishing trips risk line breakage. But it is a great tool for tying leaders to other fishing lines.
- Wire: If you seek small sea monsters with big teeth, wire is your line of choice. Wire is available in single strand and braided varieties. Single strand is actually stronger, but it does not bend well. Braided wire is easier to manipulate and tie. Add lead-core line if you seek toothy fish at specific depths.
If you use your own gear for our charters, consider having your reels professionally spooled. This can be essential if you are using a new type of line and you are not used to handling it. All varieties risk breakage if they are twisted or knotted. The pro shop can also set the appropriate drag for the fish you seek to pursue.
Sea Wife Charters holds one of the highest catch rates in Hawaii, and that is for a reason! The saltwater fishing lines in Hawaii we provide play a big role in making your catch successful. Contact us today to book a charter.