When it comes to boating and fishing, one of the most important things you need to consider is the strength of your fishing line. It can be the difference between a successful day on the water and coming home empty-handed. But with so many different types of fishing lines on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose.
One type of fishing line that has gained popularity in recent years is braided line. Proponents of braided line argue that it is stronger than regular fishing line, but is that true?
Let’s first take a look at how fishing lines are made. Traditional fishing lines are made by wrapping a single strand of nylon, fluorocarbon, or monofilament material around a spool. These types of lines are commonly referred to as “mono” lines. The strength of a mono line is determined by its diameter and the material it is made from.
Braided line, on the other hand, is made by braiding together multiple strands of ultra-thin fibers, typically made from materials like Spectra or Dyneema. Because braided lines are made from multiple strands, they are stronger than mono lines of the same diameter.
So, if braided line is stronger than mono line, why doesn’t everyone use it? Well, there are a few drawbacks to braided line that you should consider before making the switch.
First, braided line is much more visible than mono line. This can be a problem when fishing in clear water or when targeting wary fish that are easily spooked. Additionally, because braided line is more rigid than mono line, it can be more difficult to cast accurately and can cause more line twist.
Another disadvantage of braided line is that it can be more expensive than mono line. While the initial cost may be higher, braided line does tend to last longer than mono line, making it a better long-term investment.
So,? Yes, it is. But, there are also some drawbacks to consider before making the switch. Ultimately, the type of fishing line you choose will depend on a variety of factors like the species of fish you’re targeting, the depth and clarity of the water, and your personal preferences. It’s always a good idea to experiment with different types of lines to see what works best for you.