Shop for carp anglers, carp shop









    Gift Idea


    Accessory Boxes

    Artificial Baits

    Base Mixes for Boilies

    Batteries, Power Banks, Chargers, Solar Panels

    Bite Alarms

    Bivouac Equipment

    Buckets, Boxes, Baiting Equipment

    Carp Bait Making Equipment

    Carp Beds

    Carp Care and Retention

    Carp Chairs

    Carp Fishing Accessory Bags and Covers

    Carp Fishing Barrows and Trolleys

    Carp Fishing Clothing

    Carp Fishing Tackle and Rig Components

    Carp Fishing Weights

    Carp Hooks

    Carp Landing Nets

    Carp Reels

    Carp Rod Covers

    Carp Rods

    Carp Tents

    Components for Boilie Production

    Dips, Boosters

    Electric Motors

    Fish Finders

    Fishery Marking

    Floating Pop-up Boilies

    Floating Wafters

    Gift Vouchers, Gift Cards, Gifts

    Grains, Nuts

    Inflatable Boats

    Lines, Braids

    Media & Press

    Pellets, Pastes, Groundbaits

    Promotional Products

    Protein Balls

    Ready-Made Carp Rigs

    Remote-Controlled Boats

    Rod Pods & Supports

    Sleeping Bags, Covers, Pillows

    Soluble PVA Materials

    Underwater Cameras

    Buckets, Boxes, Sieves, Baiting Accessories

    Feeder Accessories Bags and Covers

    Feeder Accessories Boxes

    Feeder Baits

    Feeder Baits

    Feeder Baskets - Classic Feeder

    Feeder Chair Accessories

    Feeder Chairs and Seats

    Feeder Fishing Accessories and Tools

    Feeder Hooks

    Feeder Lines and Braids

    Feeder Reels

    Feeder Rig Wallets

    Feeder Rod Covers

    Feeder Rods

    Feeder Weights

    Fishing Apparel

    Fishing Umbrellas

    Landing Nets, Meshes, Unhooking Mats

    Method Feeder Bait Baskets and Molds

    Ready-Made Feeder Rigs

    Log in


    Monofilament or Braided Line as the Main Line?
    18 September 2023 r.
    Mariusz Posmyk

    Monofilament or Braided Line as the Main Line?

    Both of these materials differ in many aspects and possess their unique features that affect the effectiveness of our fishing. In this article, you will learn more about these two types of main lines and when it's appropriate to use each of them.

    Why Monofilament?

    The history of monofilament lines dates back to 1938, when the DuPont company invented nylon, which revolutionized the textile industry. However, it was not until two decades later that this technology reached the fishing industry. It is characterized by high strength, especially at the knots, even with small diameters, and resistance to abrasion. It is also less visible to fish and relatively inexpensive (compared to braids). Monofilament is flexible, which can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. Due to its elasticity, when fishing at a greater distance, we may notice a fish bite relatively late, giving it a chance to head towards an obstacle before we can react. On the other hand, it helps us to cushion the fight during the haul, thus reducing the chance of the hook being pulled from the carp's mouth.

    It is important to remember that UV radiation is definitively the enemy of our lines. This extremely harmful effect can lead to the weakening of the line. Therefore, we recommend replacing the line at least once a year, to ensure its durability and effectiveness.

    Not only the frequency of replacement is important. After each trip, it is worth checking the condition of the line thoroughly. Look for wear, cracks, and other damages. It often happens that the line may be twisted or worn due to the action of the drag during the fish fight. Therefore, try to be particularly careful and accurate in assessing the condition of your line after each use, because otherwise, you may lose the fish of a lifetime.

    Or perhaps Braid?

    Braid is a weave of microfibers, mainly made of polyethylene, known as Dyneema. It is extremely strong and has low stretchability. It is softer than monofilament and has greater strength at a similar diameter.

    In my opinion, braid is unmatched for use in long-distance casting, although it is less prone to sinking compared to regular monofilament. Thanks to braid, we can be sure that our bite indicator will respond immediately after a carp takes the bait. This allows us to gain a few precious meters, trying to bring the rig closer to the most attractive spots, with minimal risk of the carp parking us in a tree. It is worth using braid where necessary, for example in fisheries with large fish and many snags. Its lack of stretchability means that it is ideal for hauling fish over long distances, giving us full control over the fish. However, using it requires some skill and attention, especially when fishing in challenging conditions. The rods I use with braid are very flexible, typical parabolics. A properly selected rod will "forgive" our mistakes during the fight.

    Another extremely important element of our setup when fishing with braids is the leader. It works in conjunction with the rod, providing cushioning, especially during the critical, final phase of the haul. I recommend using a monofilament leader with a diameter above 0.50 mm and a length of several meters.

    In summary, monofilament and braid have their advantages and disadvantages, so it is worth choosing them according to specific needs. Monofilament is versatile and relatively inexpensive, while braid is more durable but costlier and requires more attention during use. It is important to familiarize yourself with the features of both types of lines and adjust them to the specific fishing conditions.

    Views: 302 | | Share:
    News » Sales » sale
    Subscribe to the newsletter and stay up to date with the best deals!
    Contact Information

    Brick and Mortar Store:
    ul. Mikołaja 9A,
    47-400 Racibórz
    tel. 883 474 729 show how to get there on google maps

    Online Store:

    PLN Account: 51 1140 2004 0000 3102 3558 4460

    EURO Account: PL64 1140 2004 0000 3812 0174 2683 (BIC: BREXPLPWMBK)

    GB Account: PL63 1140 2004 0000 3112 0174 3723 (BIC: BREXPLPWMBK)

    USD Account: PL37 1140 2004 0000 3012 1316 1916 (BIC: BREXPLPWMBK)

    CZK Account: PL02 1140 2004 0000 3312 1316 1429 (BIC: BREXPLPWMBK)

    HUF Account: PL39 1140 2004 0000 3012 1316 1783 (BIC: BREXPLPWMBK)

    Copyright © ROCKWORLD - All rights reserved.
    Using photos and texts without written consent is prohibited.

    © Rockworld 2004 - 2024

    ROCKWORLD Cares About Your Privacy!

    Our website uses cookies that help ensure safe and comfortable conditions during your visits to our site. Thanks to cookies, we can understand your needs and tailor the content of advertisements to your interests.

    You can accept all cookies, but this is not necessary for the use of the site. You can adjust your consents to your needs - the choice is yours. At any time, you can also change your mind and modify your selection.

    Detailed information about cookies can be found in our Privacy Policy.

    » User Privacy
    Our website uses cookies to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable experience while visiting our site. They also help us understand your needs, including tailoring advertising content to your interests. More information
    » Technical Cookies
    Thanks to them, our website operates correctly. Technical cookies are essential for our website to function properly. They are used to ensure your security, maintain the session, and display the site correctly.
    » Analytical Cookies
    Thanks to them, we tailor the site to your needs! Analytical cookies help us understand how you behave on our website, including remembering your preferences, individual settings, and choices. Based on this, we know how to improve our site and how to expand our offerings.
    » Marketing Cookies
    These are responsible for serving you personalized ads! We use marketing cookies to select and display relevant product advertisements that might be of interest to you. These ads are presented both on our site and on our Partners\' pages, based on your activity on our website.
    You can ask us a question, just click on the \"Start chat\" button. Remember that the content of the conversation is saved!

    Before you start, please provide us with your details: