Test is a fishing term for the strength of a fishing line. When you buy line it has a test number. This number is the number of pounds the line can safely hold without danger of snapping. A list of fish and the test that i use:

Trout:4 to 8
Bass:10 to 15 (depending on size)
Blue Fish: 25-35
Striper: 20 - 30

Make sure when you fish you use an appropriate test. Sure anyone can drag in a trout on 12 pound test, but it takes a true angler to get a trout on two pound test. Good luck.

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