Q: I have started using four-strand braid line for lure fishing. Can you explain the different types of braids, advantages and disadvantages, as I am plagued with wind knots?
ROBERT WILSON, BANGOR
HG says: Rather than fry your brain with the different kinds of braid, if you are getting plagued with wind knots, then you really need to ask yourself some questions.
Are you using a good-quality fourstrand? Are you using a modern spinning reel that is suited to fishing braid? Are you overloading your spinning reel? Don’t! Are you checking for loops of line over your spool before you cast? Are you manually closing the bale-arm after a cast? You should be.
Eight-strand braids are, for the most part, a bit thinner and smoother, but before we go there, we must sort these problems.