At the start of my fishing career I was
like most people, searching out the latest, greatest,
newest and brightest items on the market that I was told
would catch me more fish. Going to my local tackle shop
and having the salesperson sell me on the benefits of
using the products that just went on sale because the
store wants the anglers to get a good buy. In that brief
time did you see me take the bait, swallow the bait, and
the salesperson set the hook? I swallowed it all. My goal
was to become an "instant angler". After 5 years of fishing
tournaments I now find myself equipped with the quality
tools of fishing. The one product that I learned early
on was arguably the most important tool in the boat, was
line. Yes, fishing line. As the old story goes, "Your
line is what keeps you attached to every fish you catch."
McCoy fishing line has been my line of choice since 1994.
McCoy fishing line has been made since 1935, with the
reputation of being a tournament quality, co-polymer,
nylon fishing line, McCoy line meets or exceeds all of
my expectations for a fishing line.
McCoy fishing line is made for all kinds of fishing techniques,
such as pitching/flippin’, Carolina-rigging, spit-shotting,
crankbaiting, spinnerbaits, and topwater. Each application
offers different ways for McCoy line to show off its strengths.
In pitching/flippin’ because of the smaller diameter it
pitches a little further than conventional line. This
gives you the opportunity to stay further from your target
and still stay accurate. With dragging and Carolina-rigging
techniques you want long, tangle free casts. McCoy gives
you both. McCoy, because of the silicone saturation casts
further with fewer tangles. Carolina rigging would cause
spinning/twisting of the line, with McCoy this problem
has been eliminated, I have no more problems with line
twisting or tangling. Dragging football heads along the
bottom in the rocks may cause other anglers to look closer
at the line, but McCoy stands up. Split-shotting adds
a stress on the line that other applications may not.
In applying the splitshot directly to the line there are
abrasion problems that could arise, McCoy is abrasion
resistant which helps. In my case, I use the McCoy McStopper
with a smaller weight, setting it up as a Carolina rig.
Using crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater, long casts
and slow retrieves are used. With the bait out there a
long way, hooksets are a concern for anglers. McCoy with
its limited stretching gives you the opportunity to set
the hook and land the fish.
After using different lines on different poles, and getting
confused about which was which, 1999 found all of my Lamiglas
poles set up with McCoy line. On my spinning gear I committed
to use 8lb test. On all of my baitcasters I used 10lb
test, and my flippin’ stick there is 17lb test. In 1999
I did not loose a fish due to knot breakage or line breakage.
In the past I had searched for the perfect line, there
is no more searching, or buying what is on sale at the
tackle store, I buy McCoy line, and I recommend it to
my friends. That’s right, I still pay for my line, and
I buy McCoy. McCoy gives me the confidence to throw lures
into heavier cover than you would think of throwing 8lb
or 10lb test line. Also, in pitching the line, being smoother
off the reel gives me confidence to pitch into places
where accuracy is the key.
McCoy line is not the answer for you to become an "instant
angler", that comes with time and energy that you expend.
McCoy line will help you because it will eliminate a few
of the problems your peers are having with their line.
Use a line that is tournament tested in the west, McCoy