Vital Element In Fishing: The Nylon

Essential. Particularly I think that one can economize on many other elements, or leave them to free albeldrío, but not with nylon. Its function? Simple and complex at the same time: join all the fishing elements, and us with the longed and sought fish, and bring it to us. For its importance and importance, tips on its use and correct choice.

Before anything, the most suitable choice for our tastes / fishing requirements to carry out:


The lines with multifilaments are composed of several strands twisted, have no elasticity or memory, but are very resistant to abrasion. These are not transparent, they do not resist rubbing against the rocks and given their lack of elasticity (which can produce a break when there is a dry pull), it is advisable to use a monofilament (or common line) of approximately 1 or 2 meters at the end of line.

The multifilament lines are more resistant than the common lines with equal thickness, and therefore when using lines with a smaller thickness we will make longer launches. In the case of fishing with rod, it is advisable, that the rings of this type are SIC if we want to use the lines with multifilaments.

As it is not “stretched” when topping, do it more slowly than when we use common nylon so as not to break the fish’s mouth if it is caught or any part of our equipment.

Finally, when using multifilament lures go deeper.

Floats without flotalines.

Be careful because the knots  skidding  when you close this item.


As we have said are most of the current polyesters, consisting of a single polyester filament, (although some are coated with different “elements” to give them one or other properties like Aluminum, Titanium, with textures to favor the generation of effects, etc….) and its most characteristic properties are:

FOR FAVOR: Durability, generation of effects, greater sense of control; Do not move the strings; Most affordable price. In addition, on windy days the multifilament flies too much thus, dragging the lines. They have greater elasticity than multifilament and great resistance to abrasion.

IN CONTRA: Loss of tension, comfort and touch reduced, high “stiffness” which is harmful if you have problems in the elbow.


The ability of the nylon to return to its normal state after being addressed, without curling. The less memory you have the same, the more effective it will be.

It is always recommended to use nylon without memory, or with as little as possible, but its high cost generally, makes at least it is advisable to use it where it can find the success or failure of a fishing, in the bait of the hook.

It also facilitates, its better quality, better and more precise sets, and that the hook and all the parts in general to which they join work more naturally.

General Advice

After every day of fishing, whether in fresh or salt water, it is convenient to clean the nylon, and check if it has knots or dentures. Thus, we remove with a cotton with water and neutral soap all the remains of hydrocarbon, mud, salt and all other material that may have been deposited in it. If we find the nylon in excellent condition after cleaning, we will proceed to save it in case we will fish in the background in the future, or we will add flotalines if we decide instead to fish float.

It has to be, more than that, resistant to knots, In short, it has little resistance to lateral understanding. For the success of such an end it is also recommended to make the knots most necessary for each case, and in the exact manner.

It is not necessary to take as little serious the choice of color. The same allows you to see it clearly underwater or even for ourselves in case of hooking with another fisherman: two nylon of different color make it easier to untangle the plot. The most used are gray, green, blue, brown and transparent.

It is always convenient to have the reel fully loaded nylon (2 mm from the end of the reel reel) in order to get more distance with the shots, eliminating further friction with the reel. In addition, at a smaller diameter of nylon, greater distances are obtained at launch.

When you take catches of small or medium-sized fish you may not notice it, but when you go into bigger fish or in competitions, pay attention to all the details, from the first knot to the hook with its respective bait, through the Reel and nylon, among other elements, becomes of vital importance. Who is going to want to lose the” trophy” of their life by mistake or carelessness?  To this end, we invite you to take into account the following…