Tying fishing line is a fundamental skill for any angler and can be a bit confusing at first. In this article, we’ll show you how to tie braided fishing line to monofilament or fluorocarbon lines using three common knots.
What is braided fishing line?
Braided fishing line is a type of fishing line made from several twisted strands of yarn. It is often used for trolling or spinning fishing because it is strong and flexible. Braided fishing line can also be used for casting, but it is not as durable as monofilament or fluorocarbon lines.
Types of braided fishing line
Braided fishing line comes in a variety of types, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Monofilament and fluorocarbon are the most common types of braided lines, but there are also wire-based and hybrid lines. Here’s a quick rundown of each:
- Monofilament: The simplest type of braided line is monofilament, made from one continuous strand of wire. Monofilament is strong but thin, making it good for delicate fish species that can’t take much punishment. It’s also the cheapest type of braided line.
- Fluorocarbon: Fluorocarbon is a type of synthetic fishing line made from thousands of tiny strands of plastic. It’s very strong and can take a lot of abuse, making it perfect for hard-hitting fish species like tuna. However, fluorocarbon is more expensive than monofilament and can be difficult to tie onto hooks.
- Wire-based: Wire-based braided lines are made from several small wires twisted together. They’re strong but less flexible than monofilament or fluorocarbon, making them better for rugged conditions like big water or rocky shorelines.
How to tie braided fishing line to monofilament or fluorocarbon?
When fishing with braided fishing line, it is important to make sure the knot you use is strong enough to hold the line in place. One way to make sure your knot is strong is to tie it using a double loop knot.
To tie a double loop knot:
- Thread one end of the line through the other loop
- Pull on both loops until the line is tight
- Make a small loop at one end and tie this small loop into the top of the larger loop
Tying braided fishing line to monofilament or fluorocarbon can be a bit of a challenge. I have put together this quick video that will show you how to tie braided fishing line to these types of lines in just a few simple steps. Be sure to check it out if you are having trouble tying braided fishing line to your gear!