Korda Europe’s Kevin Diederen is a big fan of our fluorocarbon main line – Kontour. Here’s an insight into why and how he uses this, nearly, invisible main line to give him an edge.
“Strangely, there is a rather large group of anglers that hardly think about their choice of mainline. With this thin line being the most important connection to the lakebed this is something I find hard to understand… and I’m not just talking about being connected to the fish either. Feeling the lead down, having good indication and getting, that all important, perfect line lay are influenced by the choice of line to put on your reels.
Even though I could ‘get away with’ normal monofilament main line for most of my fishing I really love the sets of spares spools I’ve filled with fluorocarbon. When I can get away with using the super-fast sinking Kontour, it’s my first choice. Fluorocarbon lines are a lot heavier than regular monofilament mainlines and this helps a lot with sinking the line down. Even with crosswinds and undertow you can see and feel Kontour going down and hugging the lakebed…fast. When I am on a venue that gets a large amount of angling pressure, I don’t have to think twice about the huge benefit using Kontour gives me.
The light refractive index of fluorocarbon is close to water and this obviously helps in a fishing situation. To maintain a nearly invisible line it is however recommended to regularly reel in your line through a damp cloth or sponge to keep it clean. TIP: Use a set of distance sticks and do this whilst wrapping up to ensure your line stays clean.
For those anglers that want to fish accurately Kontour has another big benefit… very low stretch. The benefit of a low amount of stretch is that it helps when feeling for a drop. If you cast out and hit the clip or feather it down your lead will sink on a tight line. With your rod tip up you can now feel if your rig is landing on a hard of soft lakebed. This gives you a great insight and confidence into what you’re fishing over on your chosen spot.Very low stretchSuper-fast sinkingHugs contour of the lakeNearly invisible in water