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Braided fishing lines have become very popular during the past few years. They work well in certain fishing situations and are extremely strong. They do have some drawbacks that outweigh the benefits at times, though.

How They Are Made

Braids are made by braiding or weaving fibers of a man-made material like Spectra or Micro-Dyneema into a strand of line. This makes a very strong, tough line that is very abrasion resistant. This line is so strong that you have trouble breaking it when you get hung up. A fish is very unlikely to break it although the teeth of some species, like pike and muskie, can cut it.

One of the braid's biggest problems is tying knots in it. It is very slippery and you must tie the right knot, and tie it right, or it will slip and come undone. Most folks use a Palomar knot and it works well. If you tie an improved clinch knot, make sure you wrap it seven times. With either knot, leave a little bit of tag end when you finish knot. Don’t cut it off close to the knot. Some people even put a drop of super glue on the knot so it won't slip.

Braids are very visible in the water. For that reason, many fishermen do not like it in clear water. It may spook the fish, especially on finesse baits where you are trying to entice a fish to bite a lure they can see for a long time. You can put a leader on the braid but that involves an extra knot between you and your bait, one more place that can fail.

Some folks say braids will cut into rod guides, especially the more inexpensive ones. If you use it you should make sure your rod can handle it. Braids will also bury themselves on the reel spool. To avoid this, spool the line tightly and set the drag light enough so it slips on the hook set.

Cutting braids can be tough. Most fishermen that use them carry scissors to cut them since clippers don't work very well.

Even the sound braid makes in rod guides bothers some folks. It “sings” when you reel it in fast or when a fish pulls drag. Many braids also get a fuzzy look to them as they wear. It does not make them weaker but many people do not like the way it looks.

Braids have a small diameter, are very limp and don't have any memory. They float so they can be good for topwater baits, but they have very little stretch so it is possible to pull the bait away from a fish. And you must have drag set so a fish does not rip the hooks out of its mouth if it makes a strong run right at the boat. You can even break your rod because of the lack of stretch if you set the hook too hard.

Braids are good when fishing heavy water vegetation like lily pads, hydrilla, water hyacinths, and cattails. The braid will cut through the stems of most of these plants, keeping the fish from tangling you up, so you will land fish that you would lose with other lines.

The lack of stretch in braids is good when fishing topwater baits on long casts. You can set the hook better with a lot of line out if it does not stretch. Using a monofilament leader removes the visible braid from the fish's vision. When fishing deep diving crankbaits the lack of stretch and small diameter helps get the plug down deeper. And when fishing a Carolina rig you can use a leader from the swivel to the bait and feel bottom cover and bites better while putting the braid out of sight of the fish.

Braids are good in many applications but not good for everything. Give them a try but be aware of their drawbacks.

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a. To interweave three or more strands, strips, or lengths of in a diagonally overlapping pattern: braided the rags into a strong rope.
b. To create (something) by such interweaving: braid a rug.
d. To mingle (discrete elements, for example) as if by such interweaving: braided the ideas into a complex thesis.
2. To decorate or edge (something) with a trim of interwoven strands: finished the jacket by braiding the collar and cuffs.
3. To fasten or decorate (hair) with a band or ribbon.
To flow, twist, or wind as if interwoven: a stream braiding through the woods.
1. A braided segment or length, as of hair, fabric, or fiber.
2. Ornamental cord or ribbon, used especially for decorating or edging fabrics.
4. Slang Naval officers of high rank.
[Middle English braiden, from Old English bregdan, to weave.]
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Braid Styles

breɪd) vb (Braids for older women hairstylestr)
1. (Crafts) to interweave several strands of (hair, thread, etc); plait
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) to dress or bind (the hair) with a ribbon, etc
4. (Clothing & Fashion) to decorate with an ornamental trim or border: to braid a skirt.
5. a length of hair, fabric, etc, that has been braided; plait
6. (Clothing & Fashion) narrow ornamental tape of woven silk, wool, etc
[Old English bregdan to move suddenly, weave together; compare Old Norse bregtha, Old High German brettan to draw a sword]


(bred; breɪd)
[Scot variant of broad]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


Braids (breɪd)
1. to weave together three or more strips or strands of; plait.
3. to trim with braid, as a garment.
5. a ropelike band formed by plaiting strands of silk, cotton, or other material, used as trimming.
[before 950; Middle English breiden, Old English bregdan to move to and fro, weave]
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Past participle: braided
Gerund: braiding
I braid
you braid
he/she/it braids
we braid
you braid
they braid
I braided
you braided
he/she/it braided
we braided
you braided
they braided
Present Continuous
I am braiding
you are braiding
he/she/it is braiding
we are braiding
you are braiding
they are braiding
Present Perfect
I have braided
you have braided
he/she/it has braided
we have braided
you have braided
they have braided
Past Continuous
I was braiding
you were braiding
he/she/it was braiding
we were braiding
you were braiding
they were braiding
Past Perfect
I had braided
you had braided
he/she/it had braided
we had braided
you had braided
they had braided
I will braid
you will braid
he/she/it will braid
we will braid
you will braid
they will braid
Future Perfect
I will have braided
you will have braided
he/she/it will have braided
we will have braided
you will have braided
they will have braided
Future Continuous
I will be braiding
you will be braiding
he/she/it will be braiding
we will be braiding
you will be braiding
they will be braiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been braiding
you have been braiding
he/she/it has been braiding
we have been braiding
you have been braiding
they have been braiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been braiding
you will have been braiding
he/she/it will have been braiding
we will have been braiding
you will have been braiding
they will have been braiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been braiding
you had been braiding
he/she/it had been braiding
we had been braiding
you had been braiding
they had been braiding
I would braid
you would braid
he/she/it would braid
we would braid
you would braid
they would braid
Past Conditional
I would have braided
you would have braided
he/she/it would have braided
we would have braided
you would have braided
they would have braided
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Noun1.braid - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
plait, tress, twist
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
pigtail - a plait of braided hair
2.braid - trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
aiguilette, aglet, aiglet - ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform
soutache - a narrow braid used as a decorative trimming
passementerie, trim, trimming - a decoration or adornment on a garment; 'the trimming on a hat'; 'the trim on a shirt'
Verb1.braid - make by braiding or interlacing; 'lace a tablecloth'
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
tissue, weave - create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton; 'tissue textiles'
2.braid - decorate with braids or ribbons; 'braid a collar'
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; 'Decorate the room for the party'; 'beautify yourself for the special day'
3.braid - form or weave into a braid or braids; 'braid hair'
interweave, weave - interlace by or as if by weaving
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1.binding, cording, cord, ribbon, yarn, twine, rickracka plum-coloured uniform with lots of gold braid
1.interweave, weave, lace, intertwine, plait, entwine, twine, ravel, interlaceShe had almost finished braiding Louisa's hair.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
befoncopfcopfba fonhajfonat
땋은 것
bím tóc


1. (on dress, uniform) → galónm
(gold) braidgalónmde oro
B.VT (esp US) [+ hair] → trenzar, hacertrenzas en; [+ material] → galonear
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[hair] → tressef, nattef
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(= trimming)Bortef; (self-coloured) → Litzef
(to tie hair) → (Haar)bandnt
(= trim)mit einer Bortebesetzen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


1.n (on dress) → spighetta (Mil) (on dressing gown) → cordoncino; (trimming) → passamano; (of hair) → treccia

Braided Fishing Line

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Braiding Hair

to wind together (especially strands of hair). vleg يجدل، يضفر вплитам trançar splést flechten flette πλέκωtrenzar palmitsema بافتن letittää tresserצמה बटना, गूंथना svezati copfba fon mengepang flétta intrecciare 編む 꼬다, 땋다 pinti []pīt (matus) tocang vlechtenflette zaplatać اوبدل entrançar a împleti заплетать spliesť preplesti uplesti fläta ถัก (เปีย) örmek 編辮子 заплітати بال گوندھنا bện 编辫子
threads twisted together and used as decoration on uniforms etc. gold braid on the admiral's uniform. galon جديله، ضفيره، شريط ширит galão prýmek die Borte fletning; kantebånd; galon σιρίτι, διακοσμητικό κορδόνι (συν. σε στολές) galón tress گرس؛ کلاله punos tresse שְׂרוֹך קִישוּט בְּמָדִים वेणी gajtan fonat, zsinór jalinan benang brydding, borði gallone, passamani モール 납작한 끈, 끈목 galionas trese; pīne pita brid galontresse; kantebånd; snorpyntwarkocz چوټی کول galão tresă; panglică галун prám kita pletenica garneringsband, passpoal เปีย kordon, şerit 穗帶 шнурок; тасьма گوٹا ، کناری dải viền trang trí quần áo 穗带
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ضَفِيرَة cop fletningZopfπλεξούδαAmericantrenza palmikkotresse pletenicatreccia おさげ 땋은 것vlechtfletteplecionkatrançaкоса fläta ผมเปียsaç örgüsü bím tóc辫子
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