Which is better, braid or monofilament fishing line? Those of you who fish regularly know that the answer to this question includes a lot of caveats, conditions, and conundrums. In fact, there is no answer. Because braid may be best for this but mono will be best for that – and both can be used for the other thing.
So which will it be, anglers? Braid or monofilament?
There are a few rules of thumb which can be applied by anglers of all types:
Taking all of these factors into consideration, one commonality becomes clear: as a general rule of thumb, braid is better for fishing lures and monofilament is better for fishing natural baits. So, which should you choose? This is what we call really good news, fellow anglers – you need both. Because of the braid-vs-mono debate, you now have a perfectly valid reason for buying twice as much fishing gear. In fact, we suggest you show this article to your spouse. Explain your dilemma to them, and hopefully this information will help them understand why it is that you obviously need two sets of gear for each of the fishing situations you face: one spooled up with braid, and the other with monofilament.