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Anyone using this. maybe we all should.




you can buy it here.


looks like the heaviest is 20lb couldnt see any line thickness specs given.

Bioline - Ecowise without compromise

Bioline biofilament fishing line biodegrades in the environment in five years. Used properly, this is the only characteristic you’ll never notice.

What you will notice is superior casting distance and exceptional knot strength, along with outstanding UV and abrasion resistance. Like flurocarbon, Bioline does not absorb water (unlike traditional monofilaments) and its characteristics do not change as it’s fished. Bioline is UV resistant, so it only breaks down after extended periods due to microbial action in sediment, soil, compost and water. So yes, should you break off a leader or length of line, it will be gone in less than five years, versus six hundred years for nylon and many, many more for braid and flurocarbon. Of course, landbased disposal in landfill is always recommended to protect marine life, in which case Bioline completely biodegrades in less than 6 months.

Stored in its original packaging, Bioline has a five-year shelf life. Once spooled on a reel, the line will retain 100% of its tensile strength for a period of 10 to 12 months, with no special handling required (though washing reels in tap water after use is recommended). Even the spools are biodegradable, and the quality packaging contains a high percentage of recycled materials. Endorsed by the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA)

More about Bioline technology can be found at www.biolinefishing.com

"It's got low visibility, like a fluorocarbon, but it's not a fluorocarbon. It's got a little more stretch than nylon (monofilament), but it's got 100 percent rebound. It's got higher resistance to abrasion than nylon, and it's more UV resistant than nylon, so it lasts longer on the reel. So our product doesn't perform like a nylon either. We're a different animalâ€. Bioline Manager Wayne Black


In the early 1970’s Art Glick from Davis & Geck, invented the first bioabsorbable filament for use as stitches. The filaments were introduced as expensive medical implants made from Polyglycolic Acid (PGA), which are polymers derived from corn. At over $5 a yard, the bioabsorbable filaments were very expensive to produce.

Bioline filaments or “biofilamentsâ„¢â€, use similar types of process and manufacturing techniques that some of the original absorbable stitches used. Through the advancement of technology and research, Bioline now offers a performance and 100% biodegradable fishing line.

When sealed in its original package, Bioline’s unique polymer structure has a shelf life of five years. Upon removal from the package and spooling on a reel, Bioline retains 100% of its strength and handling characteristics for a period of 10 to 12 months. Put simply, anglers who change their line at the beginning of each fishing season will see zero degradation in performance. And while most anglers change their lines once or twice within each season, loss of strength is never an issue.


The difference between Bioline and nylon monofilaments, fluorocarbon, Spectra® and Dyneema® fiber lines is found in what happens once it comes off the reel, whether lost due to breakage or discarded as garbage. In roughly five years, Bioline degrades in the environment to a minimal quantity of carbon dioxide and water. Nylon monofilaments remain for 600 years, fluorocarbon longer, Spectra and Dyneema even longer. Bioline represents a 99% reduction in the active life of the line in the environment.

Bioline Fishing

The problems with traditional lines in the environment extend well beyond being a nuisance and an eyesore. Direct ingestion, wildlife entanglement and destruction of corals have all been documented with respect to fishing lines (see links below). Given the life span of traditional materials, we have only continued to add to the problem over decades, with centuries to go before the natural decomposition of the first nylon lines ever lost is complete.

Bioline embraces the best of technology, delivering the performance and handling of nylon monofilament within the working life of the line, yet containing its overall lifespan within years rather than centuries. While angler ethics have dramatically altered how we handle fish and four-stroke outboards have refined marine power, Bioline offers an intelligent alternative in fishing line for the future of habitats.


Within our lifetimes we’ve born witness to the near destruction of fisheries, yet have also seen that change and growth is possible. In our home of Portland, Oregon the Willamette River runs through the center of the city. It’s easy to find problems with the river, but they pale in comparison to those of just decades ago. In the 1960’s and 1970’s the river was a cesspool. Industry, agriculture and population expansion overwhelmed it with chemicals. By embracing the tools of change both big and small, the same communities involved with the river’s demise have played a role in its recovery. Today, people swim in the river that only a short time ago it was not a good idea to have contact with. Populations of trout, smallmouth bass, salmon and sturgeon provide an opportunity for tens of thousands of anglers. From east coast to west, this example is not unique.

Sport fisheries have also undergone immense change. Most prominently, the embraced concept of catch and release is relatively new. Within fish populations that cannot sustain directed harvest, it’s a proven tool for maintaining quality fishing. Tied to catch and release has been the expansion of artificial lures which are not taken as deeply by fish as natural bait and therefore reduce mortality associated with hook penetration. And even within natural bait fisheries, circle hook designs have sought to minimize mortality by focusing hook penetration on the outer portion of a fish’s mouth.

Given the advancements in angler ethics and stewardship, growth in the fishing line category has been surprising. Similar to the pasts of industry and agriculture, the category has focused on efficiency above all else. Dominated by nylon monofilament which stay active in the environments for roughly 600 years, fishing lines have only grown more lethal. Fluorocarbon’s active life far exceeds that of nylon, only to be outdone by Spectra® and Dyneema® fibers so common in braided superlines.

Virtually every yard of modern fishing line that has ever been lost is still out there; buried in sediment, hung up on snags or circling the ocean. Bioline, like catch and release does for fish, relieves the environment of its burden in five years. Bioline contains the effects of our actions within years, rather than generations.

While we fully support nylon monofilament recycling programs, we feel the 99% reduction in life span that Bioline provides over traditional monofilaments offers far greater reach and exponentially larger impact.

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