Heartbreak. Desolation. Powerlessness. These words describe a few of the many emotions an angler experiences when line goes slack. The fish is off and there’s nothing you can do about it. Or is there? Sometimes a fish will come off the hook and return to take it again. If you lose a fish due to knot failure, the battle truly is over. You can’t change the past but you can learn from your mistakes. A study of the properties of Braid along with the best Fishing knots for braided line is in order, as they work hand in hand.
Braided line: a lazy tying material
Those who fish primarily with mono filament line have a learning curve when they switch over to braid. Unlike mono line, braid is extremely flexible. Think of it like working with a needle and thread on a larger scale. The point is that braid doesn’t have the memory of mono line, that quality that makes it want to return to its original position.
Floppy and difficult to handle, the same characteristics that makes braid tough to work, bring their own benefits. Switching to braided line means you give up some advantages in favor of others. Here’s a look at the give and take:
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