Braided lines, particularly the newer synthetics, can be successfully used on any type of fishing reel, but are perhaps most well known as excellent lines for bait casting reels, in particular for trolling where they remain especially popular among many fishermen.
- 1 What is braid fishing line best for?
- 2 Can I use braided line for all fishing?
- 3 When should braided line be used?
- 4 Why is braided line Banned?
- 5 When should you not use braided line?
- 6 What pound braided line should I use?
- 7 Is braided line good for spinning reels?
- 8 What is 50Lb braid good for?
- 9 Do you need leader with braided line?
- 10 Can Bass See braided line?
- 11 What lures to use on braid?
- 12 Is braid better than mono?
- 13 Will braided line damage my rod?
What is braid fishing line best for?
Braids are good when fishing heavy water vegetation like lily pads, hydrilla, water hyacinths, and cattails. The braid will cut through the stems of most of these plants, keeping the fish from tangling you up, so you will land fish that you would lose with other lines.
Can I use braided line for all fishing?
Any spinning reel or bait casting reel can be used with braid. The only difference between fishing with braid and other fishing lines, is to remember to loosen your drag. Since braid doesn’t stretch, you will need to loosen your drag in order to effectively hook and land fish.
When should braided line be used?
Recently, more and more anglers have opted to use braid in finesse fishing situations. Braid is incredibly sensitive and has virtually no stretch, which makes it ideal for fishing small lures in even windy conditions. 10lb to 15 lb braid has an incredibly thin diameter, which makes it perfect for finesse tactics.
Why is braided line Banned?
Why do fisheries ban braid? Braid is of a very thin diameter and because of this there’s a danger of its misuse as a mainline. Irresponsible anglers can be tempted to use it in very high breaking strains and to fish in very snaggy / heavily weeded areas.
When should you not use braided line?
One disadvantage is when snagged it sometime becomes very difficult to break. Braided line is generally more expensive than monofilament line. Braided line can put more stress on reel parts, rods and line guides causing premature wear and breakage. Braided line may not be the best choice when fishing clear water.
What pound braided line should I use?
Consider braided line of 30-pound test or more if you go after large game fish. A rule of thumb is to fish with the lightest gear possible so you don’t tire and have more fun. In competition when test is specified, anglers must use light line to land heavy fish.
Is braided line good for spinning reels?
Of the two, braided line is superior on a spinning reel. The only drawback is that braid is visible in clear water and may cause “line shy” fish avoid your offerings altogether. For this reason, many anglers who use braid on spinning reels will tie on a fluorocarbon leader before tying on their lure.
What is 50Lb braid good for?
If you are targeting large snappers such as red snapper or mutton snapper, you may want to use 30-50Lb braid. If you are fishing for smaller snapper such as mangroves or yellowtail snapper 20Lb braid is excellent.
Do you need leader with braided line?
Using leaders with a braided line is not always necessary. Braid is strong and thin, which makes it ideal for surf fishing without the need for any other extension or leader. Also, when fishing clear waters, a mono or fluoro leader will make your bait look more natural to fish.
Can Bass See braided line?
Bass will be able to see braided line if you are fishing in clear water or using a finesse technique where bass are afforded more time to analyze your lure. Braid is my favorite type of fishing line for shear strength, durability, and casting distance.
What lures to use on braid?
Although you can cast your topwater lures farther with monofilament, throwing surface lures such as buzz baits and plastic frogs on braided line is the best option because it floats well and has better hook-setting power since it has low stretch.
Is braid better than mono?
Braided lines are durable and more resistant to wear than mono lines. They are also better suited to deep-water fishing as they’re simultaneously thinner and heavier, cutting through the water to reach the bottom faster.
Will braided line damage my rod?
Early braided fishing lines certainly could damage older fishing rod guides, but newer braids (and rods) have been designed to avoid this. As a result, modern braided fishing line is going to be fine for most fishing rods and their guides.