Author: Team Swordacrazy
There Are Tons Of Advantages Of Using Braid
We use braid more than any other line out there today. It has no stretch and that can be a major advantage in many different fishing situations you encounter. It also cuts through the water with little resistance and when we are dropping down 1500' for swordfish, the less bow in the line the better. Because of the zero stretch you will also need to make sure that you are using a mono leader so you don't shock the braid causing it to part.
Key Steps To Spooling Braided Fishing Lines
There are some key steps that need to be taken when spooling up your reel with braid that will keep you from pulling your hair out when battling that big fish.
1) Put A Bit Of Mono Backing - After all the line has been removed you will first need to put a mono backing on the spool to keep the braid from spinning on the spool. It doesn't have to be a lot but putting on 20 to 50 yards of mono will do the job.
2) Tie Your Braid To The Backing - Attach your braid to the mono and begin to fill your spool.
3) Spool As Tight As Possible - You want to make sure that you are putting the braid on as tight as possible. If you don't, when fighting a fish and applying a lot of pressure, the braid will actually cut down into the loose wraps and can cause the line to break. Once you've filled your spool up you are now ready to go.
Make sure you are doing these simple steps and when you need your tackle to do its job on that fish of a lifetime you can rest assured that there is one less thing that can go wrong.
Add A Mono Topshot Or Wind On Leader Or Both For Trolling
We do a lot of trolling make sure you use a top shot for your reel. This ensures a lower visibility in the water but also gives us some stretch to avoid shocking the line when a fish strikes. We usually add 100 yards to the top of all our trolling set ups.
Check Out These Wind-On Leaders
Wind-On Leaders can beef up your setup for the end game. If you are fishing with a small crew (you don't have someone to leader and someone to gaff), you should probably be using a wind-on for trolling.
Wind-On Leaders For Trolling
Check Out This 150 Foot Wind-On Leader For Daytime Swordfishing
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The Winter Blues - Every year we get the winter blues, hunting helps out a bunch, but we can never wait to get back out on the water.
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