Without trying to get too technical for the casual weekend angler; line choice actually does make a difference. Because there are floating, suspending and sinking varieties of jerkbaits it would make sense to match the lure with the line that you are planning to use. Monofilament line is suitable for floating and suspending lures, whereas fluorocarbon (which sinks) is suited to the sinking variety. This ultimately complements the action of the lure. Furthermore, the flexibility of the line plays a huge role. Just because the lure has many hooks doesn’t mean that the fish won’t shake itself loose – in fact they come off easier than when using a single hook! Lighter breaking strain line offers more flexibility and tends not to tear the hooks from the fishes mouth. This is often the reason for losing fish hooked on a jerkbait. As a general rule I would select line of around 6 to 8lb breaking strain will suite your smaller (6 to 8cm) jerkbaits, while line of 8 to 10lb will be better suited to larger (10cm plus) jerkbaits.