Bass fishing is all about connecting with the fish. A good angler has to be able to find the bass by understanding their tendencies related to the fishing and the seasons. Then he has to make them bite. Once he makes them bite he has to keep them hooked up while playing them to the boat and landing them. In all of that, the line is probably the most critical link between the bite and the livewell in fishing.
If you fish a lot then you’ve probably had one of those “slumps” that avid anglers often discuss with disgust. Those slumps where you’re continually breaking off on fish. It makes you question everything about how you fish. Am I using bad line? Am I using old line? Am I setting the hook too hard? Am I not retying enough? Am I fishing too aggressively?