Specialty Lines & Wire For Salmon Fishing

Friday, July 19th 2019.

The number of fishing accessories available today can be quite staggering. This article will discuss specialty lines & wire for salmon fishing, what to look for, what they mean, and how and when they are used.

Specialty Lines

You have probably heard or read (hopefully right here on gosalmonfishing.com!) about the different types of lines; monofilament, fluorocarbon, and super lines. These terms all refer for the most part to the type of material used to make up the line itself; each different type of line comes in dozens of different specialties, each suited to the preferences of the individual angler.

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AFW Copper Trolling Wire
"A bare, 1x7 stranded-copper wire with 13% more density than stainless steel, so it sinks faster. This lets you troll deeper with less line in the water. It also offers good flexibility and kink resistance. AFW Copper Trolling Wire Lb. Test Diameter (

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"American Fishing Wire AFW Surflon Micro Supreme Wire - 90 LB .036"" DIA."
"Nylon-coated, miniature, 49-strand stainless steel wire is extremely flexible and kink-resistant. Conventional knots (clinch, uni-knot, nail, etc.) can be used to make all necessary attachments. Great for use when fishing for toothy fish. Low stretch and

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Drake Waterfowl Systems Drake Waterfowl Men's MST Endurance Hybrid Liner Full-Zip Jacket - Realtree Max-5
"The Drake Waterfowl MST Endurance Hybrid Liner Full-Zip Jacket boasts integrated stretch so even when bundled up against the cold, you can swing your shotgun on fast-moving birds. Breathable design keeps you from overheating while packing your decoy bag

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Drake Waterfowl Systems Drake Waterfowl Men's MST Sherpa-Fleece Hybrid Liner Vest - Realtree Max-5
"The Drake Waterfowl Mens MST Sherpa-Fleece Hybrid Liner Vest features super-warm high-pile Sherpa fleece that makes it an ideal insulating layer for midseason waterfowl hunts or as a stand-alone early-season option. Built-in windproof membrane blocks the

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Drake Waterfowl Systems Drake Waterfowl Men's LST Double Down Endurance Hybrid Liner Full-Zip Jacket - Realtree Max-5
"Add Drake Waterfowls Mens LST Double Down Endurance Hybrid Liner Full-Zip Jacket to your ensemble and bag your limit even as the end of the season approaches. Late Season Technology (LST) and 160-gram polyester synthetic down in the chest, back and arms

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MALIN COMPANY Malin PFC Soft Monel Trolling Wire - saltwater
"Malins Trolling Wire possesses all the right qualities that make it an excellent choice for all types of trolling techniques in both freshwater and saltwater. Malin Soft Monel offers exceptionally good resistance against kinking, corrosion, and abrasion.

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line - Chartreuse
"Offshore Anglers Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line-class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafes. This protection also helps preserve the extended life of the line w

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line - Chartreuse
"Offshore Anglers Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafing. This protection also extends its life when used as backing behind

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Tournament-Grade Dacron 600 Meter Trolling Line - White
"Offshore Anglers Magibraid Tournament-Grade Dacron 600 Meter Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line-class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafing. This protection extends the life of the line when used a

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line - White
"Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafing. This protection also helps extend the life of the line when used as

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Trolling Line - Black
"Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafes. This protection also helps preserve the extended life of the line when used as backin

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Trolling Line 1000 Meters - White/Red/Blue
"Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line-class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafes. This protection also helps preserve the extended life of the line when used as backin

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OFF SHORE ANGLER Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line - White/Red/Blue
"Offshore Anglers Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line-class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafing. This protection also helps extend the life of the line when used a

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Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line - Black
"Offshore Angler Magibraid Dacron Tournament-Grade Trolling Line conforms to all IGFA line class requirements and has an extra-heavy wax impregnation to protect it from nicks and chafing. This protection also helps extend the life of the line when used as

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Tuf-Line Lead Core Trolling Line - Multi
"Ideal for the angler who needs extra weight for deep-water trolling, Tuf-Lines Lead-Core Trolling Line features tightly braided, high-tenacity nylon multifilament yarn that encapsulates a 99.9% pure lead core. This pure-lead construction offers a smaller

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Yozuri Yo-Zuri Hybrid Line 600-yd. Spool
"Yo-Zuri Hybrid Line has become the go-to line for anglers who desire a stealthy approach without sacrificing on smooth handling. This unique, patented co-polymer line features a 50/50 blend of fluorocarbon and nylon, extruded on a molecular level to brin

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When selecting a specialty line, it is important to know the details of the fishing trip you are going to take. In the case of salmon, you may be fishing in the ocean or in the rivers of the interior, and in each case you will want a line suited to the environment and the conditions. Color is one factor when it comes to selecting a suitable specialty line for salmon; these wary fish won’t be hooked on a line that they can see. As discussed in a previous article, fluorocarbons make the best leaders, while super lines are ideal as primary line material. In both cases, you can decrease the visibility of the lines by selecting a color suited to the outing. Clear and clear blue lines are almost invisible to fish when they are in the water, but can still be seen from above when you are casting or trolling. These are ideal lines for clear water fishing, such as out on a sunny day on the ocean or fishing a clear river spot for salmon heading upstream to spawn.

Wires

Specialty lines & wire for salmon fishing go hand in hand. After all, what good is it to entice a wily salmon to bite on a perfect bait set up on a well selected specialty line if the salmon’s sharp teeth sever the line before you can retrieve it? You’re out a fish, a set up, and some line, making for an expensive loss, not to mention a few nerves. Wire is one way to prevent the loss of a fish through a severing of the line; wire used as a small part of the leader will prevent those teeth (and remember they are especially well developed on those migrating spawners!) from costing you a catch.

Wire is also important when ocean fishing as it is an essential part of the downrigger makeup. Wire is stiff and resistant, making a good attachment for the large ball weights that hold the line attached to the downrigger at certain depths.

Specialty lines & wire are integral parts to salmon fishing both in the ocean and on rivers. Specialty lines will make all the difference when you are fishing areas where the salmon are particularly wary, while wires will come in useful in ensuring that fish stays on the end of the line.

Line winders and strippers are an effective way to store your specialty line or wire and keep them lasting you more seasons on the water, so be sure to check out our page.