Line is a key component in the ice anglerâ€™s arsenal. While it may not garner the media attention or public appreciation of hot new lures and presentations, having suitable string for the situation at hand can make the difference between a great day on the ice, and one youâ€™d rather forget.
For example, ice fishing lines that display excessive memory in cold conditions hangs in spring-like coils, rather than straightening when deployed. Net result? Dampened jig-strokes and a failure to transmit bites to the rodtipâ€”which translate into fewer fish on your side of the ice.
Thankfully, manufacturers continually improve their offerings. As in the open-water market, the ice scene is awash in options, including nylon monofilaments, copolymers, braids, and fluorocarbons. To help you weigh the options before spooling up, weâ€™ve assembled an all-star cast with the perfect lineage to ensure a secure connection between you and the fish this winter.