Modern monofilament fishing lines offer choices of formulations for specific fishing situations. Ranging from single nylons to co- and multipolymers, different blends enhance durability, casting distance and sensitivity, and reduce stretch. However, the basic advantages of mono fishing line remain. It is easy to handle and safer than braid, key considerations when teaching youngsters to fish. Its inherent stretch is often beneficial. When a hard-charging fish lunges, that stretch acts as a cushion, preventing snapped lines or pulled hooks. With near-zero-stretch braid, fighting drags must be set below normal to acquire similar forgiveness. Monofilament line is often less noticeable to fish and costs less than braid, an incentive to replace it regularly.