By: Mepps.com Staff
Fishing with a completely balanced outfit is an important consideration. Your rod, reel, line and lures should be matched, to cast and fish most effectively with Mepps, The World’s #1 Lure! We understand there are multiple line types to choose from, we are focusing on monofilament line in this article.
We recommend using the following size monofilament line with your Mepps spinners:
In giving our recommendations, our main concern is that you will be able to cast effectively.
Because of so many varying conditions, you may find it necessary to use a lighter or heavier line than we recommend.
For example, if you’re fishing with a size 0 or 1 spinner in heavy weed cover, you may find it necessary to use a heavier line than the 4-pound test we recommend. By the same token if you’re using a large spinner in open water where a fighting fish is unlikely to be able to wrap around any obstruction, you may want to use a lighter line than we recommend.
All monofilament line has a memory, which means when it’s casted it’ll retain a curl or coil as it comes off the spool of your reel. The curl in a heavier line creates more drag or resistance when casting. A heavier lure is needed to straighten out the kinks in a heavier line.