Know your stuff Make sure you use the right line ev­ery time

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BRAID is made from six or eight strands of woven Dyneema. It has no stretch at all, which is why us­ing a strong mono shock­leader is a must to stop crack-offs. It’s tough and hard to cut through, and has a very fine di­am­e­ter in re­la­tion to its break­ing strain, mak­ing it a great line for dis­tance cast­ing.


A TYPE of ny­lon, flu­oro is heav­ier and slightly thicker than nor­mal mono, and un­der­wa­ter it’s al­most in­vis­i­ble to fish. It does have less stretch than stan­dard mono, but sinks rapidly and so is used by some carp and feeder an­glers as a main­line. Drop shot lure an­glers also use fluoro­car­bon for their leader ma­te­rial.


TAK­ING in fa­mous names such as Max­ima and Bayer Per­lon, ny­lon monofil­a­ment is avail­able stretched or un­stretched. When pulled hard, mono has some ‘give’ in it, use­ful when strik­ing hard or play­ing fish. In a range of break­ing strains and di­am­e­ters, mono is used for main­lines and hook­lengths.

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