Line, for angling, a series of threads, or horse-hairs, twisted together, suspended on a rod, and furnished at the end with a hook for catching fish.

The best material for making lines, is horse-hair, which should be uniformly twisted, as its strength Will thus be considerably increased.

Silk is also occasionally employed ; but it is by no means equal to hair. The best colours for lines are, sorel for turbid waters, and white, or grey, for clear streams.—A light green tinge may be imparted to fishing-lines, by immersing the hair in a liquor-prepared of a urn, soot, and walnut-leaves boiled together.