Pro's Pointer #14

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A walk down the fishing line aisle of your favorite sporting goods store can be overwhelming because of all the different options available.

In this week's Pro's Pointer, Johnnie Candle says the superline category can be boiled down to just two types.

Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion: "At the recent ICAST show, which is the countries largest fishing industry only trade show it quickly became obvious that fishing line is a really big deal. Leading the charge is the category of superlines.

There is two categories of superlines, fused and not fudes. A fused superline starts as a braid and then it's thermally treated to form one single strand which feels and acts more line monofilament fishing line. The next characteristic of performance is how many strands or carriers what are used to create a braided fishing line.

The more strands, the more performance you can expect from that fishing line and this is typically called out on the packaging so what does this mean to us? If you're using a technique that does not require a lot of performance maybe trolling crankbaits, dragging bottom bouncers or even slip bobber fishing.

I would go with a low carrier line that's probably fused. If you need more performance from your fishing line for techniques like casting crankbaits or jigs or even livebait rigging I would go with an unfused line with a higher number of carriers.

The more we know about the materials we're using the easier it is to make that decision when we're choosing the right tool for the job. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer."

Next week, Johnnie explains why it might be a good idea to try using smaller baits at this time of the year.