Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Line FAQCan you use braided line as a leader?
Steven Edwards asked 2 months ago
Can you tie braided line directly to lure?

6 Answers
David answered 2 months ago
You can use a braided line as a leader, but you should be aware of some potential drawbacks. Braided lines are more visible in the water than monofilament lines, so they may spook fish.

They are also more likely to tangle than monofilament lines. However, braided lines are stronger and more abrasion-resistant than monofilament lines, so they can be a good choice for leaders in areas with rough terrain or strong currents.

Carlos answered 2 months ago
Yes, you can use a braided line as a leader, but it’s not recommended. A braided line is more visible in the water and can spook fish. It also has less give than a monofilament line, so it’s more likely to break when you set the hook.

If you do choose to use a braided line as a leader, be sure to use a lighter test weight than the main line. For example, if you’re using a 12-pound-test monofilament for your main line, use a 6-pound-test braided line as your leader.

Bernard answered 2 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, including the size and strength of the braided line, the type of leader you are using, and the species of fish you are targeting.

In general, however, it is usually recommended that you use a monofilament or fluorocarbon leader when fishing with a braided line. This is because braided lines tend to be more visible in the water than mono or fluorocarbon leaders and can therefore spook fish.

Additionally, because braided lines are so strong, they can often snap traditional leaders if they become tangled together.

Martin Staff answered 2 months ago
You can use a braided line as a leader but it is not recommended. A braided line is much more visible in the water than a monofilament line and it also has a much harder surface which can cause abrasion on the leader.

It’s best to use a monofilament line as a leader because it is less visible in the water and has a softer surface which will help to protect your fly line from getting damaged

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 months ago
There are a few things to consider when using a braided line as a leader.

First, you need to make sure that the braided line is strong enough to handle the fish you’re targeting.

Second, you need to make sure that the breaking strength of your leader is greater than the breaking strength of your main line.

Third, you need to make sure that your knots are strong enough to hold up against the tension of a big fish.

Finally, you need to make sure that your leader is long enough to reach the rod tip without creating too much tension on the main line.

Wilson answered 2 months ago
There’s no one definitive answer to this question. It depends on the type of braid, the size and strength of the leader, and the fish you’re trying to catch. In general, though, using a braided line as a leader can be effective for larger fish that are harder to snag on a regular line. Just be sure to use a heavier-gauge leader for larger fish and make sure that it’s tied on tightly. Good luck!