Trout Area: Which Thread To Use And Above All How To Choose It!
The choice of the line to use for fishing has always been one of the great dilemmas common to fishermen of all disciplines, and lovers of the Trout Area are certainly not outdone.
Personally, I think that the choice of the line is a very delicate thing to think about with care. We are often paranoia on reeds and reels to be used without stopping to think that the use of one wire rather than another can definitely change the feelings that we feel in fishing!
I’ve already written about the general differences that exist between the different types of wire, but today I wanted to learn more about the use of these wires in what is, in all probability, one of the most popular peaches in recent years: the Trout Area.
Braided Or Nylon? Fluorocarbon Or Fluorocoated? What About The Ester? Which Thread To Use In The Trout Area?
First of all, I have to make a necessary clarification: there can be no single and definitive answer to this question and the reason is inherent in the technical specifications of the different types of yarn:
The Cross Section
The braid has the main characteristic of being the least elastic of all fishing wires.
Moreover, with the same diameter, a braid has a much higher breaking load than the other wires; this means that it is possible to put a much thinner wire on the bobbin and significantly improve the casting performance!
The drawbacks of the braid are that it is not very resistant to abrasion, which makes it unsuitable for fishing in places with obstacles such as branches, stones, etc. … although I think this is not the case of the Trout Area.
Moreover, the braid has a high visibility in the water, so we will always be forced to make a terminal more or less long depending on how much we want to remain invisible.
If there is something that is quite the opposite of braided is definitely Nylon, especially with regard to elasticity. In fact, nylon is the most elastic yarn on the market.
This makes it perfect for bobbinding and significantly reduces the risk of wigs, which is very common with very stiff threads.
The elasticity of nylon is also useful to counteract the action of a rod too reactive helping us to slash many fewer fish, but also has the drawback of transmitting less “vibration” and therefore to be poorly suited when we seek sensitivity.
Fluorocarbon is a material that has revolutionized the way many fishermen fish. First of all, this yarn has the great advantage of being almost completely invisible in the water.
Moreover, the Fluorocarbon is very resistant to abrasion, which makes it practically perfect for the terminals combined with the braid, and in fact that’s how most fishermen began to use it.
The reason why fluorocarbon is preferred for terminals rather than mounted directly in the coil is that this wire is very stiff, and this can often cause ugly wigs, especially if not properly imbobed with care.
This rigidity of the Fluorocarbon, however, also has some advantages, in fact it makes it a very sensitive and reactive wire, and this has prompted many to start using it in the reel anyway on the reels with excellent results.
Fluorocoated is a nylon to which it has been applied over one or more layers of Fluorocarbon, this makes it abrasion resistant like fluorocarbon and also almost invisible. However this thread retains a more similar elasticity to nylon.
In short, the Fluorocoated is the perfect middle ground between Nylon and Fluorocarbon! It may never have the best of the characteristics of these two threads, but it can take advantage of a bit of all of them!
What Is The Exterior?
One thread that has recently been very successful among lovers of the trout area is the Ester.
This particular wire is a novelty here in Italy, it is a decidedly rigid wire, even more than Fluorocarbon, which makes it a difficult wire to handle, so you need to be a bit ‘of caution. Especially because this wire is very fragile.
Although these contraindications may seem very negative, the Ester also has some significant advantages that in some conditions could really prove very useful.
The great advantage of the Ester is that the material with which it is made has a higher specific weight than normal nylon which makes it sink much faster and avoids the odious belly that often forms.
In addition, the higher weight of our “beam” yarn helps us to improve casting performance with infinitely small baits. This is because it has a similar effect to that of a rat’s tail in fly fishing.
Trout Area Which Wire To Use And When?
Now that I’ve had a quick look at the different wires that can be used, let’s see how to combine them with the different equipment and situations that we might encounter during a Trout Area release.
When To Use The Trout Area Braid
Personally, I have a real relationship of hate and love with the braid. I love the sensitivity that this wire is able to transmit when combined with a “research” rod, a sensitive rod and able to transmit even the bite or the most imperceptible movement.
Moreover, in our lakes it is often necessary to make very long throws to get on the fish and the braid is the ideal thread in these situations.
However, I hate to do the terminals, I’m lazy and the knots are not exactly my forte, especially if I have to do them in speed for example during a race.
In conclusion, I can’t help but have at least one rod mounted with a braid for the reasons I mentioned earlier, but I prefer to limit its use.
When To Use Trout Area Nylon
I have seen many fishermen use very fast and reactive reeds with their braids and then complain about the continuous slagging, especially after forcing the fish terribly.
I can understand that the braid has its charm, but there are rods on which it is definitely not advisable to use it and on which it would be better to opt for a good nylon. For example, on the “starting” rod, which is a bit harder and more powerful, we use at the beginning of the race to quickly recover the trout, often forcing them.
In these conditions it is not uncommon to break, it can happen to everyone to exaggerate in the heat of the race and force too much a fish. And in these conditions it is much more comfortable to simply have to redo a fast knot rather than redo the whole terminal!
Moreover, according to a certain school of thought (which in some ways I feel like supporting) we often fish on Trout Area trout that “hang” literally to our hook. So it would be superfluous to have a setup of our equipment that gives us an exaggerated sensitivity!
When To Use Trout Area Fluorocarbon
Personally, I’m one of those who like to directly imbobinare the Fluorocarbon on the reel. I find that a good Fluorocarbon is able in some cases not to make us miss the Braided.
However, I have noticed that lately the fishermen of Trout Area have a bit ‘abandoned the Fluorocarbon, relegating it only to the construction of terminals.
I think this wire can be useful for example when fishing bottom, where we need a sensitive wire that sinks well!
When To Use The Fluorocoated A Trout Area
The Fluorocoated is in my opinion the real wildcard of our rack. As a fishing sensation it is very similar to Nylon, however in terms of invisibility and resistance it is decidedly superior.
Personally I replaced all the wires on the rods that I had mounted to Nylon with Fluorocoated. I think that’s enough to explain how much I believe in this wire!
When To Use The Ester A Trout Area
Let’s get this straight, I don’t like Esther!
I find that the defects are too many compared to the advantages and advantages, however it is undeniable that there are very special conditions in which the advantages of this thread can seriously make a difference.
I am thinking, for example, of when we fish with micro spoons under a gram in an attempt to stimulate the attack of already shrewd trout, the “famous spot fishing”.
I can therefore not discourage the use in its entirety because actually if used with care can give real benefits, but use it at your own risk!
To Conclude Which Wire To Use A Trout Area?
Let’s make a small summary on which wire to use and when:
- Braided: Research rod;
- Nylon/Fluorocoated: Starting Rod, Crank;
- Fluorocarbon: Terminals, Bottom;
- Ester: Microspoon rod.
This is a bit like me basing myself on the choice of wire on my barrels, and what do you think?
Do you agree with my analysis or do you think otherwise?