Braid Fishing Line

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A braiding fishing line is one of the first types of fishing lines which is still in popular use up to this time because of its extremely sturdiness. This type of fishing line is compilled from combining different synthetic fibers formed together. Originally braid lines were made from natural materials until recent times when the manufacturers started to combine the man-made materials such as Micro-dyneema, Spectra and Dacron. These fibers aids to create a fishing line that has many benefits than that of the regular fishing line made from monofilament components and is often referred to as a super line. This characteristic has resulted in it becoming even more popular over the last couple of years and have produced several different quality make to choose from like spiderwire, powerpro and whiplash.

The toughness of the braid fishing line allows it to be very good resistant agent to the corrosions that causes other fishing lines to wear out quickly and break so it stays much longer than the normal fishing line. They also do not stretch as much as other lines, so they are much more sensitive and this allows an angler to feel the least amount of bites from a fish. Most fishers who use them have to use scissors to cut them instead of clippers. Braided lines can be effectively used on any kind of fishing reel and are more well known as great lines for bait casting spools, specifically for trolling. If you use it ensure that your fishing rod is able to properly handle it.

Braided lines are created with a smaller diameter, so they are very limp and don’t contain any spool memory like that of monofilament lines that means the line is not able to wind when it comes off the reel. Since they float so well, they are excellent lines for top water baits. They also have very minimal stretch so that the fish lure can be easily pulled away from a fish.  But you must have a drag set so that a fish is not able to break the hooks from its mouth if it attempts to makes a strong escape right at the boat. Braid fishing lines work primarily well in certain fishing events however, they still do have some drawbacks that can sometimes outweight the advantages.

At times the toughness of braided lines can also become a weakness. A careless fisherman can cut his fingers on these line as if he pulls the line too firmly when trying to break it free from being snagged in a tree or rock. Furthermore braided lines are much more expensive than other types of fishing lines because the manufacturing process are much more expensive than that of monofilament lines so this expense is passed down to the consumer and ends up being more costly than the other kinds.
Generally braided lines are more unclear in the water than other lines which makes it more visible to the fishes so most fishermen refuse to use it in plain waters because of its high visibility it may easily scare the fish, mainly on finesse baits where you are trying to attract a fish to bite a lure they can see for a long time. Fishers have however, found a solution for this by connecting a monofilament at the end of the braided fishing line to serve as a leader to minimize the increased visibility of the braided fishing line.