Braid leash

Each fisherman has his own secrets and best practices. Here I am, no exception. As they say, the main gear that I fish for is spinning, a fishing rod, an elastic band (a donka with a rubber shock absorber) or an ordinary donka. And even among these gears, spinning takes almost 80-90% of the time fishing. And if you remember, when I said that it is not at all necessary to have an expensive spinning and reel, expensive baits and other components to stay with the catch. And given the moment that I mainly fish on small rivers, even the cheapest spinning is capable of good casting. Of course, there are some incidents with the coil, but the last acquisition for 500 rubles still works without any complaints. Well, continuing the conversation, I want to say that if you can “close your eyes” to some elements of the snap, you should pay close attention to fishing line (braid) when fishing for spinning.

I believe that fishing line should be good. This is a very broad concept, but if in general terms, it includes such parameters as: strength, elasticity, tear resistance, uniform diameter along the entire length, the ability to maintain strength on the nodes, and, of course, lack of memory. It is clear that a quality fishing line cannot have a low price tag, but depending on your capabilities and the task, you can always find a decent copy in the group.

About 5 years ago, I slowly switched to fishing with a wicker. There are a lot of reasons for this, I will name only a few: high strength with a smaller diameter (in comparison with the fishing line) does not stretch, that is, it is easier to feel the bite at a distance, in the stream, in the wind, when jigging, you literally feel the bottom. The braid has a lot of advantages, although it is not without some nuances of use, in particular the subtleties of care, so that the thread does not deteriorate (read about comparing fishing line with braid here, it can help). So, a good braid, as a rule, has a very impressive price tag. And I remember one season, it seems it was a year or two ago, when I cut off 30-40 meters of good braid over the summer. When a hook occurs, the fisherman initially makes every effort to free the tackle, but often the tack is broken. And okay, if the break occurs literally at the bait, but after all, meters of braid may remain in the water. I'm sorry for the good cord. That was the reason that I went to some tricks. So, when I fish in difficult places, I attach the bait itself not to a braid, but to a short leash from a fishing line (most often, diameters 0.3 mm.). The length of such a leash is only about 50-60 centimeters, while I do not attach it directly to the braid (in this case, the braid under loads will simply cut the fishing line), using the swivel. If desired, a metal leash can be attached to the leash from the fishing line, if fishing is on a large pike. And even if the tackle is somewhere deep down, and there is no possibility to unhook it, it doesn’t matter - when loading the fishing line always breaks first, keeping the precious braid intact.

By the way, such a short piece of scaffolding, as a lead material, does not affect the sensitivity of gear at all, but avoids the loss of braids during hooks. I hope you take a note.

Good luck and all the best.

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