8 Great Ice Fishing Lines

8 Great Ice Fishing Lines

Line is a key component in the ice angler'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 you'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 rodtip — 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, we've assembled an all-star cast with the perfect lineage to ensure a secure connection between you and the fish this winter.



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