Ever since my Tackle Doctor video a few weeks ago, where I demonstrated the Albright knot, I’ve received a lot of questions on why I use braid for a main line with a fluorocarbon leader. Today I’ll give you my top five reasons for this setup.
The braided line gives you three advantages.
1. It makes working the bait very easy. Whether you’re walking a topwater bait or ripping a lipless bait through grass, braid makes the process easier. The lack of stretch allows you to maneuver the bait with less effort.
2. Braid’s lack of stretch allows for consistent hook-sets. If a fish hits the bait three feet from the boat or 100 feet from the boat, your hook-set will be consistent since the line won’t stretch. Better hook-sets improve your landing percentage.