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5 Reasons to Switch to Braid [Spinning Reels]

There’s been a huge shift away from fishing exclusively fluorocarbon or monofilament on spinning reels. Instead, most pros are spooling up with braid as the mainline, with a fluorocarbon leader attached using a line-to-line knot like the Modified Albright. The reasons are many, ranging from better handling, durability, low cost due to durability, sensitivity, and toughness. Matt Lee takes his preference for braid a step further by recommending the use of a bright colored variety, which allows you to see bites you may not feel. A long shank of fluorocarbon provides the performance attributes of both lines but requires using a tried and true line-to-line knot.


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