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Mono, fluorocarbon and braid explained
WHAT are the differences between braid, mono and fluorocarbon lines, and when would I use each one?
Gerry Hanton, Worksop
THE three lines you mention are all very different and will achieve specific aims.
Mono is widely used for mainline and hooklinks on feeder, pole, float and big-fish rigs. Fluorocarbon is a new generation of line that tends only to be used as a hooklink, while braid, looking and feeling almost like cotton, is popular with feeder anglers after bream, or as carp anglers’ hooklengths.
See below for more detailed descriptions of each one...