Any types of nylon fishing line to avoid?

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by LancsRick, 17 Oct 2013.

  1. LancsRick

    LancsRick Member

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    Cotton thread is rotting away too quickly in my tank to let the moss graft onto the mesh properly. I'm therefore going to redo things with nylon fishing line so it isn't an issue. Before I get some el cheapo from eBay (link below), are there any things to be wary of around cheap manufacture and chemicals etc?

    Cheers!

    0.2mm Dia 5.5kg Clear Nylon Fish Spool String Fishing Line 100M 328Ft | eBay
     
  2. foxfish

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    Look into buying some clear fishing bait elastic, it is so much easier to use.
     
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  3. LancsRick

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    Cheers, ordered!
     
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  4. oldbloke

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    Not the dissolvable type ;)

    I use flouro carbon which does just what it claims......ie, virtually invisible.
     
  5. Iain Sutherland

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    maxima chameleon line is almost invisible also.
     
  6. Yo-han

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    Go for fluor carbon, almost invisible. Or multicolored line green/brown.
     
  7. foxfish

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    Why? bait elastic is soft & forgiving, easy to tie, virtually invisible, cheap, doesn't slip around stones & rots away after a few months.
    Nylon is unforgiving, difficult to tie around slippery or round stones & never rots!
     
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  8. Mikeyd

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    Second on the bait elastic, good stuff.
     
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  9. Andy Thurston

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    My bait elastic is rubbish it breaks down in a week but my old braided line works well and is nearly invisible
     
  10. foxfish

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    There are definitely some dodgy bait elastic out there as I recently bough some for my tackle box & it was so weak I couldn't use it.
     
  11. LancsRick

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    I've got both bait elastic and the nylon I linked in the first post coming, so I'll see how I get on. Cotton thread (which I use at the moment) would be great if it just rotted away a bit more slowly!
     
  12. Mikeyd

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    Does the braid break down after a while? I'd not thought of using that.


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  13. oldbloke

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    I haven't tried it but I would very much doubt it.
     

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