Strike stretches to absorb shock, will not damage guides and spools, and is available for a variety of applications, in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Strike has been the stalwart workhorse of anglers for several decades, and the most often spooled line for every application. Despite the rise in popularity of the newer high-tech lines, mono remains the favorite of many anglers for its overall versatility. Although monofilament line has changed greatly over the years, basically it still retains many of the characteristics that made it so popular in the first place. These basic traits are its forgiving nature, and enough stretch to keep from pulling lures out of lips or damaging reels with drags set to tightly.