Re: Braid


One of the discussions that never makes sense to me is all the ‘special’ effort that is suggested to wind braid onto a reel. It is regularly commented that braid should be wound tightly onto the reel and there are several suggested methods, like using cardboard discs to increase tension or making a bench spool with an adjustable spring tensioner.

However first time out fishing with say a plastic lure connected to a light lead hook head is cast out, 20 – 30 m plus drift say 50 m and is then retrieved back to the boat with a minimum amount of resistance / tension, unless a good Kingi is hooked, otherwise the braid is simply wound on and off the reel as long as you sit out there casting the lure.

What happens to all the ‘special’ tension at this stage?

Just curious! Stevo