Which Is The Best All Around Fishing Line?

largemouth bass and steelhead caught with the best all around fishing line

When you go to look for new fishing line when it’s time to re-spool your fishing reel, prepare to have your mind blown! The selection of fishing lines is absolutely ridiculous. There’s, mono, fluoro, braid, hybrid, biodegradable, low-stretch, low memory, $7 line up to $100 and more.

So what the heck? Which of these fishing lines are the strongest? Which of these fishing lines are the best? And how in the world are you supposed to know which one to pick? Trying to do this on your own, especially if you new to fishing, can be really frustrating.

That’s exactly why I wanted to put together this quick post…to help eliminate as much of the “fishing line chaos” as possible. I wanted to share with you what I’ve found to be the best all around fishing line. And to me what that means is, for the money, which fishing line is:

  • The strongest
  • Easiest to use
  • Has low memory and
  • Is low stretch

So let’s get right to it. Which fishing line is the best all around fishing line? After experimenting with many different types of fishing line over the years, and fishing for many different species of fish with both spinning reels and baitcaster reels, in both saltwater and freshwater, I’ve decided that the best all around fishing line is Power Pro Spectra Fiber Braided Fishing Line and Sufix Elite Hi-Vis Yellow Fishing Line.

Top Pick Quick List

Power Pro Spectra Fiber Braided Fishing Line 

Here’s why I like Power Pro Spectra As The Best All Around Fishing Line

Power Pro Spectra uses the Enhanced Body Technology which provides a round, smooth and structurally superior ultra-strong fishing line. The line has virtually no memory or coil, virtually zero stretch and is incredibly strong. It’s a combination of these characteristics along with affordability that makes Power Pro Spectra the best all around fishing line.

Long Lasting

I’ve found that Power Pro braided line las longer than the other brands. This is because it does such a great job at not fraying.  Frayed line is an issue that occurs with all braided lines, but this one just has the ability to outperform all the others when it comes to preventing fraying.

Good In Saltwater And Freshwater

Power Pro Spectra works great in both freshwater and saltwater conditions. And because its so strong and resistant to fraying, it makes the perfect fishing line for jetty fishing or fishing off the dock, where sharp rocks and barnacles would typically cut your line in a flash. Or in freshwater fishing for bass or crappie where the line will frequently rub against submerged branches and logs, PowerPro will not fray or break down. Where other lines fail…this braided fishing line holds up.

Easy To Use

In addition to lasting longer, which means less respooling, Power Pro Spectra braided lines have excellent castability.  Which is what it’s all about, right? There are some brands of braided line that tend to “flatten” out over time, which makes accurate casting almost impossible.

Low Memory

Power Pro braided line holds it’s true round shape and never flattens and is very thin in diameter when compared to other brands which means less drag when casting as well as in the water.  This is especially true when compared to monofilament fishing line.

From the Power Pro Website: “It begins with ultra-strong braided Spectra Fiber, which is treated with the Enhanced Body Technology to create an incredibly round, smooth and sensitive line….Try PowerPro on your next fishing trip, and see for yourself why it’s every angler’s dream – and every fish’s nightmare! The workhorse of the PowerPro line-up. Value priced, and a great performing all around low stretch line.”

If your not using this line when fishing, I can honestly say that you are putting yourself at a severe disadvantage!

Power Pro Spectra Specs:

Line Type: Braided

Colors Offered: Moss Green, Hi-Vis Yellow , Vermilion Red , White

Fishing Line Description: The workhorse of the Power Pro line-up. Value priced, and a great performing all around low stretch line.

Pound Test Available: 3 – 250 lb

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Braided line not for you? I get it. It took me a while to get used to using braid as my all around go to fishing line. So, with that said, if braid isn’t for you, the other best all around fishing line that I would recommend, that’s also very strong and reliable and meets the above requirements is the Suffix Elite Hi-Vis Monofilament Line.

Sufix Elite Hi-Vis Yellow Fishing Line

I fished with monofilament line since forever. And I still spool some of my fishing reels with mono. And the mono that I use on these reels is the Suffix Elite Hi-Vis Yellow fishing line.

Now monofilament line is not as strong or as memory free as Power Pro Spectra, but for a good all purpose fishing line, you can’t beat it. The price is absolutely unbeatable and so is the usability of this fishing line.

It’s a great options for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, it’s extremely low memory and coil retention compared to other monofilament lines, and best of all the Suffix Elite is long lasting. You can expect to get a couple fishing seasons out of this line if you want. But at the price you can pick this up for, you might as well reload your spool every season.

Final Thoughts

In my opinion, these are the two strongest fishing lines that also happen to be the best all around fishing line. I put this article together as a way to help you narrow down the selection from the hundreds of fishing line options that are out there. And as such, the lines I’ve chosen are not the end all and be all. There are really good fishing lines out there, but when it comes to looking for a combination of cost and which is the strongest, you can’t go wrong with either of these two fishing lines.

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About the Author

When I'm not bass fishing or looking for steelhead in my home state of Oregon I can be found working on house projects dreaming of my next fishing adventure. I started this website to share just some of the things I've learned along my fishing journey, and the many things I'm still learning. Enjoy!