Monofilament fishing line reviews can be found below, but first what is a monofilament line?

Monofilament is a fishing line made from plastic fiber. It is one of the first “modern” lines created that is still in use today.

Monofilament, or “mono”, was originally created by DuPont. Prior to the invention of mono lines, Dacron line was the most popular material with most fisherman. The first few production runs of mono were extremely rigid which made it difficult to spool and cast.

A few years later, DuPont revised their initial attempts at mono, calling it “Stren”, which was a thinner and more supple line that was much more usable, and thereby much more popular.

Today, mono is still a popular choice for certain fishing situations. One of the more common uses for mono line is topwater fishing. Mono floats, which lends itself to topwater lures. Using a sinking line with a topwater lure reduces action and hinders presentation.

One drawback of using mono is that it has quite a bit of “stretch” to it. In some instances this could be considered a benefit, but this stretch can also cause missed hook sets and less “feel” with the fish or bait.

Monofilament Fishing Lines

Our list of the best monofilament lines available that you can sort based on lb test, spool size, line type, price, or rating.

FISHING LINESLB TEST RANGESPOOL SIZELINE TYPEPRICERATING
Berkley Trilene Big Game
8lb to 60 lb275 yds - 1700 ydsMonofilament$4.6
Berkley Trilene XL Smooth Casting
Berkley Trilene XL Smooth Casting
4lb to 20lb1000 ydsMonofilament$$5
Cajun Red Cast
Cajun Red Cast
6lb to 20lb300 yds - 3000 ydsMonofilament$4.6
Stren Brute Strength
Stren Brute Strength
6lb to 30lb250 yds - 3000 ydsMonofilament$4.5
Sunline Super Natural
Sunline Super Natural
10lb to 20lb330 yds - 660 ydsMonofilament$4.6