Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Line FAQHow strong is fishing line?
Bet P asked 2 years ago

6 Answers
Wilson answered 1 year ago
Fishing line is extremely strong. For example, a 6-pound test fishing line can easily hold up a 12-pound catfish.

Fishing line is made from different materials including monofilament (single stranded), braided, and fused fishing lines. The type of fishing line used will determine its strength and durability. Braided fishing lines are the strongest, followed by monofilament and fused lines.

Fishing line is also available in different thicknesses called test strengths. The higher the test strength, the thicker the line and the stronger it will be. A 6-pound test fishing line is thin compared to a 30-pound test line which is much thicker.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 1 year ago
It can vary, but typically, fishing line has a breaking strength of approximately 4.5 to 6.6 pounds. However, if you’re using braided line, it can have a breaking strength of up to 20 or 30 pounds.

And if you’re using monofilament line, it can have a breaking strength of up to 50 pounds. So it really depends on the type of fishing line that you’re using. But regardless of the type, fishing line is definitely strong enough to hold most fish that you’ll likely encounter while fishing.

Martin Staff answered 1 year ago
Fishing line is incredibly strong. Some fishing lines are even made of Kevlar, which is the same material used in bulletproof vests. That said, fishing line can easily be broken if a large fish pulls too hard on it.

Fishing line is typically measured in pounds test (the weight a fishing line can hold before breaking). A common size for bass fisherman is 12-pound test, which means the fishing line can hold up to 12 pounds of weight without breaking. Larger fish such as salmon and tuna can weigh more than 50 pounds, so it’s important to use a heavier line if you’re targeting these fish.

Bernard answered 1 year ago
Fishing line is incredibly strong. pound-for-pound, fishing line is stronger than steel cable. In fact, it takes about seven pounds of pressure to break a typical monofilament fishing line, while it takes about 700 pounds of pressure to break a 12-gauge steel cable.

This strength comes from the material used to make fishing line – nylon. Nylon is a very strong plastic that has high tensile strength, which means it can withstand a lot of pulling force without breaking. Nylon also has a low density, meaning it weighs less than other materials of similar strength. This combination of strength and weight makes nylon an ideal material for making fishing line.

David answered 1 year ago
Fishing line is incredibly strong—some lines are rated to hold up to 20 pounds or more. That’s because anglers need a line that can withstand the tension of fighting a fish and that won’t break under pressure.

There are a variety of factors that contribute to how strong a fishing line is, including the type of material it’s made from, the diameter of the line, and how it’s treated (coated or waxed). So there isn’t one definitive answer to this question. But suffice it to say, fishing line is designed to be incredibly tough so that it can handle whatever fish you might hook into.

Carlos answered 1 year ago
Fishing line is surprisingly strong. The average breaking strength for monofilament fishing line is about 16.5 pounds, though it can vary depending on the type of fishing line and the diameter.

Braided fishing lines are much stronger, with an average breaking strength of 80 pounds or more. So, if you’re ever in a situation where you need to rely on your fishing line for survival, it will likely be up to the task!