By Dave Wolak
In case you haven’t noticed, there are more line choices on tackle shop shelves than ever before. A few things many modern lines—including mono, braid, and fluoro—have in common is that they have much less memory, are constructed more uniformly, and because of their ingredients and precision manufacturing process, their new-age coatings protect them from damage and provide slickness which helps them last longer than the stuff you bought 20 years ago. Combine that with the precision motion, finite adjustment capabilities, and high-end components of today’s reels, and the likelihood of tangling on the cast drops off a good amount.
Unfortunately, all of that technology can’t spare you from the occasional bird’s nest. It happens to all of us, but there are ways beyond buying fancy line and reels to minimize those unwanted tangles that always seems to happen when the action is hot first thing in the morning or in the last 20 minutes of daylight.