at Hooksetter Supply or staff has tried almost every line available to land the
notorious muskies and Lake Northern Pike Minnesota and Wisconsin had to offer. We outlined some of our findings below
to help make your decision easier.
The hunt for the best Musky line has taken us to lakes like, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Vermillion, Leech Lake, Lake Waconia, Cass Lake and Mantrap Lake so our line has experienced about every condition imaginable.
of all we tried the old tried and true Cortland Musky Master and found that
there is a reason this line has been produced for over 30 years. We have used this line on and off for
several years and it stood the test of time. Cortland still makes Muskie Master Dacron for a reason. This line casts well, is abrasion
resistant and definitely gets our vote for the best economical Muskie line
available. The only downside is it
is a little large in diameter and you cannot spool as much on your casting
tried to use Spiderwire Stealth and struggled with backlashes when throwing
into the wind and the backlashes may have weekend the line as we had several
break offs while casting. Thinking
it was maybe my skills I turned the set up over to my fishing partner for the
day and he experienced the same troubles.
over favorite still is with the Cortland Spectron line or Cortland
Masterbraid. We asked Cortland
what the differences were between the new Masterbraid and the old Spectron line
and they claimed the addition of fiber tech protection treatment. Basically the treatment goes through
the entire line and gives it added protection ultimately making it last longer. The Spectron does not have the treatment
and is limited to the black spot color.
We like the feel of limited 4% stretch as the strike is sent right to
sum up if price and color is what you are looking for especially when fishing
in Minnesota we would choose the bronze or green Masterbraid followed by the
Spectron or Cortland Musky Master lines.
Also we recommend going for the 600 or even 1200 yard spools to ease the
cost. These spools last for years
and allow for more frequent line changes.
We found the best performance was from line that was used for less than
three-4 months. No matter what
Cortland line you choose for musky fishing you will get a line you can use.