Musky America Magazine April2023 Edition

Muskie Fishing Line Craig Sandell © 2010 One of the most vital links in the "tackle chain" is the line you use. Over the years, there have been many different lines used by Muskie anglers. I will focus this review on the line that most accomplished Muskie anglers prefer. CORTLAND BRAIDED MICRON Line, for a Muskie angler, is among the most important tackle choices. Cortland braided Micron line has proven to be an excellent choice for Muskie line. It comes in a variety of colors and weights, however the colors most used by Muskie anglers are "fish belly white" and "black". Which color is better? Every one has their own opinion…I prefer the fish "belly white". Price is about $80.00 for a 1,000 Yard Spool. Product Review What line weight should you use? I would NOT recommend that you use line under 30 lb. test. The 30 lb. variety of CORTLAND is an excellent choice if you are dedicating a rod to bucktails. The line has very good casting characteristics which will allow you wide flexibility in your casting approach. The draw back to 30 lb. line is its propensity to fray. It doesn’t take much of an imperfection in your rod guides to cause the line to split. If you