Talk:Fishing line

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I have a feeling[edit]

I have a feeling that this article (except for the opening paragraph, which I wrote myself) is a thinly disguised attempt to pull our collective leg. I'm not a master fisherman by any means, but all of the fishing lines I've seen seem to have been made of nylon, and some of the materials listed here seem positively outlandish. -Smack 00:39, 16 Dec 2003 (UTC)[[1] - Hephaestos 00:49, 16 Dec 2003 (UTC)

-You're about 10 years out of date, Smack. Many materials and construction techniques are now widely used in fresh and saltwater fishing lines, including nylon, dacron, copolymers, fluorocarbon, wire (stainless and titanium), PVC (sheath coating on fly lines). Braided, monofilament, and thermally-fused lines are all widely used today.

Some lines aren't really cords though. Take monofilament for instance. It isn't composed of twisted strands. I am not sure how mono is made though. Recently there's been a trend to use braided fishing line which is alot tougher than monofilament.Huddy 00:26, 15 Jan 2004 (UTC)huddy

Commercial links to braiddirect and seafishingonline[edit]

Please do not add commercial links or links to your own private websites to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising. You are, however, encouraged to add content instead of links to the encyclopedia. Please refer to Wikipedia:External Links for more information. Thank you. Neil916 09:28, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

OK I Have removed all my articles - please do not re instate them
about.com is also a commercial link ( share holders / directors ect ) why did yoou not remove them as well ??? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cosgrif (talkcontribs) 12:52, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
The link to about.com was to an article. While about.com is a commercial website, the link was to a specific article relevant to this article. The links that you inserted were links to your own websites selling fishing line products. If you have useful information to contribute, please feel free to add it to Wikipedia. However, Wikipedia is not designed to be a collection of links to external websites. There are far better sources for that information, including Yahoo or Google. If in doubt about whether or not an external link is appropriate or not, review the "links to normally avoid" section of the Wikipedia:External links page. If you feel that the about.com article violates that section, remove it or, if you prefer, discuss its removal here. I don't personally have a problem with it the way it is which is why I didn't take it out.
Also, please don't feel that you are being singled out. Your actions indicate that you were greatly offended by the removal of your websites from the article. My removal of the links were because they don't agree with Wikipedia policy, not because I dislike you or your site. If you think that Wikipedia's policy is inappropriate, feel free to discuss that topic on Wikipedia talk:External links. Neil916 19:56, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

The swedish page[edit]

is: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiskelina I don't know how the linking to it is done, can someone please fix? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.16.53.123 (talk) 16:32, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

tangle[edit]

I'm not a fishing line expert. I came to this page to learn if any type of fishing line had a lesser tendency to tangle. A search of the page did not find tangle. If anyone wants to update the page on this issue, or leave me a response, please do so. Betweendust (talk) 20:35, 4 June 2016 (UTC)