Braided Fishing Line: Best Brands, Line Tests & Preventing Wind Knots
Want to know which braided fishing lines have proven to be best for inshore saltwater fishing?
In this episode, we’re breaking down the best braided fishing lines based on tests we’ve been doing in both controlled environments and out in the elements.
We discuss fishing line breaking strength (knots), casting distance, wind knots, and the science behind the braid (the line, not Luke’s hair).
You’ll learn the pros and cons of the following braided lines:
- Daiwa J-braid
- Beyond Braid
If you’ve ever dealt with wind knots, knots that slip, or just a bad batch of braided line, then you don’t want to miss this!
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I definitely recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Best Braided Fishing Lines [VIDEO]
Best Braided Fishing Lines [PODCAST]
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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from our conversation about braided fishing lines:
0:47 – What is braided line?
3:01 – Party like it’s 1999: Line Throwback
4:08 – The science behind braided line
6:50 – Eight strands vs. four strands
8:37 – How do I know if I have a quality braided line?
11:33 – Line contest: knot strength, castability, and abrasion resistance
13:54 – Testing braided line in the elements with our fishing coaches
16:59 – How you spool your reel with braid: does it really matter?
22:45 – Abrasion resistance
34:51 – The worst strength braided line
35:40 – Does braid color really matter?
43:30 – The crew picks their top-performing braided line
It’s clear: not all braided line is created equal!
Although knot strength, castability, and abrasion resistance are key factors when determining the quality of your line, keep in mind that sticking with what is working for you is always a good strategy.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Here are our favorite braided lines right now:
Do you have a favorite braided line color?
Let me know down in the comments!
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