Braided Fishing Line

How to choose the right braided line for you (why strand-count matter)

Braided line is made from Polyethylene (PE) microfilaments that are fused together to form strands.  Strands are then woven together to create braided line. Common braided lines are made from 4 or 8 strands/carriers.  Same pound test line between 4 or 8 strands will hold the same amount of weight before breaking point. The difference is the 4 strands will have bigger/rougher microfilaments vs smoother and smaller microfilaments for the 8 strands.   4 strands - when carriers are woven together the end result in a braided line slightly rougher than 8 strands.  Due to its roughness, the 4-carrier braided line...

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