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Braided Fishing Line

Recent advances in synthetics technology have made braided fishing line a preferred choice among many angling enthusiasts. Braided line has both the tough strength and the narrow diameter that makes it both durable and easy to cast. There are many brands who make braided fishing line and it's worth looking at several factors before you choose the right one. When spooled correctly, braided line can have a very long life.

Coarse Fishing

Braided fishing line for coarse fishing needs to be able to plumb depths that may be dense with weed or other obstacles. Especially suited to carp and pike, this type of braided line can take heavy weights. The Spiderwire Stealth Smooth 8 Braided line is woven tightly with a smooth finish. The tight weave avoids abrasion and the micro finish allows for tight reeling . The Berkley Whiplash has a tight weave and is especially suitable for pike, carp and catfish and can be used for deep water casting. The Daiwa Carp Fishing J-Braid X8 3 has eight weaves, making this super strong, yet sensitive. Despite its small diameter, the Daiwa J Braid can take up to an 80lb catch weight.

Saltwater braided fishing line

Saltwater fishing line needs to be super strong and have zero stretch for maximum results when fishing at sea and from shore. The Berkley Whiplash Hi-Vis Orange Blaze Braided Fishing Super line 300m offers a superfine line that can land a catch of up to 65lb. The hi vis colour is a useful feature for poor lighting conditions, and the super line strength will toughen it out in adverse weather and currents. The Spiderwire Stealth line claims to be made from the world's strongest fibre, dyneema. The line comes in translucent for stealth or moss green for camouflage. KastKing braided line comes in four strand or eight strand dyneema, with the eight-strand version having capacity to land up to a 150lb catch.

Freshwater fishing

For freshwater fishing, it is often less necessary to have the robust strength of the 150lb capacity saltwater fishing lines, however, the size of a catch can still be unpredictable. The Spiderwire Stealth is made of super strong dyneema and has a fine diameter and good sensitivity. The KastKing Super Strong Mega 8 braid offers additional strength with a smooth 8 braid line which casts with ease. The Rovex Tergo braid is a blended braid that is suitable for freshwater and seawater fishing, making it a versatile choice.

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