Today’s braided lines work well in heavy cover while flipping or casting, eliminating most chances of line breakage while setting the hook or retrieving fish from these areas. Braided lines are also excellent choices for fishing in thick aquatic weed mats allowing anglers to muscle the fish out of this heavy cover.
- 1 Can I use braided line for all fishing?
- 2 What are the advantages of braided fishing line?
- 3 When should you not use braided line?
- 4 What pound braided line should I use?
- 5 Why is braided line Banned?
- 6 Does braid scare fish?
- 7 What is better braided line or mono?
- 8 Do you need leader with braided line?
- 9 When should you use braid?
- 10 What lures to use on braid?
- 11 What is 30Lb braid good for?
- 12 Is 30Lb braid good for bass fishing?
- 13 Can braided line be used on a spinning reel?
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.
What are the advantages of braided fishing line?
Advantages of Braided Fishing Line
- Little to No Stretch.
- High Abrasion Resistance.
- Good Strength to Size Ratio.
- The Braids Float.
- Their Breaking Strength Doesn’t Reduce When Wet.
- Braid Lines Are Ideal When Fishing in Heavy Vegetation.
- Tying the Knots Can be Tough.
- They are Very Visible.
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.
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.
Does braid scare fish?
Braids are very visible in the water. For that reason, many fishermen do not like it in clear water. It may spook the fish, especially on finesse baits where you are trying to entice a fish to bite a lure they can see for a long time.
What is better braided line or 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. It might take some getting used to for novice anglers to knot braided lines.
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.
When should you use braid?
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.
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.
What is 30Lb braid good for?
We recommend using 20-30Lb braid for if you are site casting to redfish or fishing with artificials. With 20-30Lb braid you should not have a problem catching even the biggest of redfish. Braid is EXCELLENT for red fishing. Braid has excellent castability and very little stretch with makes for great redfish hook sets.
Is 30Lb braid good for bass fishing?
On bass spinning reels, usually, anything over 10-12 lb monofilament or fluorocarbon is too heavy, impacting the performance of the bait and reel. You can use line anywhere from 10 to 25 lb monofilament or fluorocarbon, and 30 to 80 lb braid.
Can braided line be used on a spinning reel?
Yes, you can absolutely use braided line on a spinning reel, but make sure to avoid slippage on the spool. You can achieve this by spooling a monofilament backing, or by using a tape backing on the spool arbor.