It was only a few short years ago that I believed braid was only good for frog fishing. Oh how the tides have turned. Today you will find that every rod I own is spooled with braided line. From the smallest of dropshot rigs, to the heaviest of swimbaits its all braid of varying brands. Obviously making a switch of this magnitude is not simple. It requires quite a few changes to how you fish but more importantly, to the gear you use. However, there is good news! You don’t need to spend a fortune to make the transition to braided line. This video will explain how to do it with the equipment you already have. If you haven’t made the switch yet, its time.
One of the key differences between fishing braided lines as opposed to straight monofilament or flourocarbon is the need for leaders. I’ve actually already filmed a video describing how to tie the necessary knots. If you look to the upper right you’ll see a window highlighting the most popular posts. It is called, “Four Essential Knots for Bass Fishing.”
In the next few days I will do an additional post that discusses the different brands of braided lines. Not all brands are created equal. I’ll show you some of the differences and even show the specific braided lines that I choose to use for my day to day fishing. Stay tuned!