Braided Fishing Line Comparisons

Braided Fishing Line Comparisons
Braided fishing line is made of individual strands of material woven together to form a single line. A good braided line will form strong knots, be free from tangles, resist guide friction and not stretch excessively. Leading braided lines also cast comfortably. Among the several makers of braided lines in the market, some are clearly better than others, and a few brands stand out as industry leaders.


Spiderwire is known for its anti-stretching, just-right amount of coating and easy casting. With saltwater and freshwater lines, Spiderwire is available in eight different varieties.

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Sufix Braided Line

Like Spiderwire, Sufix Performance braided line is known for its solid coating and strong resistance to abrasion and guide friction. It knots well and isn't prone to stretching.

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Diamond Line

Diamond makes a wide range of lines. Its Diamond Braid line is a round, hollow-core line that aids in tighter reel winding and better casting. It creates strong knots and allows for quick action.

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PowerPro braided lines are strong and known for their strong knotting capabilities, especially with the use of leaders. Comparatively, PowerPro lines cast well, aren't terribly prone to stretching and perform well in windy conditions.

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Cabela's Dacron Braided Line

Cabela's own Dacron braided line is popular, strong and surprisingly inexpensive (about $15 to $30 for 200 yards, as of September 2009). It is known for resisting mildew, forming strong knots and making quiet, long casts.

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Berkley Fireline

Berkley Fireline Tracer is made with the company's patented Radial technology. Aside from its sleek color-coding, Tracer line cuts wind well, makes solid knots, and boasts an extremely smooth and strong texture.

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Article Written By Jim Hagerty

Jim Hagerty is a writer and journalist who began writing professionally in 1996. He has had articles published in the "Rock River Times," "Builder's Journal" and various websites. He earned a Bachelor of Science in public relations and journalism from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

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