Best Freshwater Fishing Line: Only Use These 7 Brands

There are a lot of fishing line brands out there and the majority of them make a pretty solid product. A lot of people just want something cheap they can throw around but others want the best gear they can get their hands on. In this post, I’m going to be talking about my 7 favorite fishing line brands for freshwater fishing.

Here are the best freshwater fishing line brands:

  1. Sufix.
  2. Seaguar.
  3. Berkley.
  4. Sunline.
  5. KastKing.
  6. PowerPro.
  7. P-Line.

I tried the best I could to pick brands that are making stuff at different price points. I didn’t want to just list high-dollar lines because not everyone wants to spend that much cash. Some of these brands make cheaper lines but they also make some more expensive stuff as well. This is just my personal opinion and I’m sure I’ve left out some solid fishing companies. Picks 5-7 are in no particular order.


p-line fishing

P-Line is a brand that’s been around for a while now and they make some really solid fishing line. They also make lures, baits, lures, and other types of fishing tools.

I haven’t been able to try out all of their lines but their 100% pure fluorocarbon is really solid. A few of my buddies and a number of people in the fishing forums will only use their lines.

Learn more about P-Line here.


powerpro fishing

Another company that makes some really good braided line is PowerPro. They make a few different types of superline but the only one I’ve tried is Spectra Fiber braid (on Amazon).

If I can’t get my hands on any Sufix 832 braid then this is one of the options I’ll go with. It’s pretty reasonably priced, it comes in a range of different strengths/colors, and it casts really well.

They have a couple of different types of lines that I haven’t tried yet but the reviews all seem pretty good. Super 8 Slick is supposed to cast extremely smoothly and Maxcuatro is supposed to be super thin.

Learn more about PowerPro here.


kastking fishing

KastKing is a company that makes all sorts of fishing products but they’re probably most well-known for their fishing lines. They make braid, monofilament, fluorocarbon, leader lines, and Copolymer line.

I’ve only ever used their SuperPower braided line but all of their other lines have at least 4.5 stars. Everything is reasonably priced and seems to perform really well.

They also have some really inexpensive rods and reels that you might want to check out. I haven’t tried them myself but the reviews all seem solid.

Learn more about KastKing here.

Sunline (Favorite Fluorocarbon)

sunline fishing

If I’m going to be using straight fluorocarbon on my rod then I’ll most likely use Sunline Sniper fluorocarbon (on Amazon). It’s a little bit more expensive than some of the other lines out there but the quality is top-notch.

They also make monofilament and braided lines as well. I only heard about them recently but a lot of people in the fishing forums were saying good things. I tried it out and would definitely agree.

I found their line to be really abrasion resistant and it seems to be stronger than other lines on the market. They also work with a lot of professional fishermen, and if they like the product, you probably will as well.

Learn more about Sunline here.

Berkley (Favorite Monofilament)

berkley fishing

If I’m going to be using straight monofilament on my rods then I’ll probably use Berkley Big Game (on Amazon). I like it because it’s cheap, it’s extremely strong, and it has a low amount of memory, which will help with casting.

Berkley also makes rods, tackle, fishing tools, braid, and fluorocarbon. I’ve used pretty much all their stuff in the past and most of it has worked really well.

There might be some monofilament lines out there that are slightly better but they’re going to be double the cost. Berkley has always done the job for me at a very reasonable price.

Learn more about Berkley here.

Seaguar (Favorite Leader)

seaguar fishing

On the majority of my rods and reels, I’ll use braid with a fluorocarbon leader. The leader material I almost always use is Seaguar Red Label fluorocarbon.

I wouldn’t use Red Label as my main fishing line because it does have a lot of memory and it won’t cast that well. It works great as a leader material though.

Seaguar has other types of lines as well that’ll work better as your main fishing line. They’ve been around for a long time and work with a good number of pro fishermen. That must be for a reason.

Learn more about Seaguar here.

Sufix (Favorite Braid)

sufix fishing

I pretty much use braid as my main fishing line on 90% of my reels. The line I normally go with is Sufix 832 (I use a fluoro or mono leader) and it’s never let me down yet.

Sufix is owned by Rapala, which is one of the more well-known fishing brands. Rapala makes a lot of fishing gear and tackle and some of their other brands are Luhr Jensen and Blue Fox. Sufix is their fishing line brand.

They do make braid, fluorocarbon, monofilament, leader lines, and lead core as well. All of their lines have at least 4 stars and the ones I’ve used were always able to do the job.

Learn more about Sufix here.

Jon Webber

I'm by no means an outdoors or fishing expert, but it's something I've been interested in for over 20 years. I created this site to test out different gear and techniques to see what actually works.

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