It’s not for me either but this shouldn’t happen if using a decent length leader to protect both the fish and the braid against abrasion.Never ever use it in freshwater,except on lrf gear , and that is only a rare occurrence .
After seeing a barbel cut to ribbons on tethered braid it is definately not for me.
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I wouldn't normally respond to this sort of post but in this case I will. IF one uses a sensible setup this tethering situation you mention will just not occur, will it David?After seeing a barbel cut to ribbons on tethered braid it is definately not for me.
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So to answer your original post Adam.Hi all, I am new to the forum ,
What's your opinion on using Braid as a main line ?
Thanks in Advance
Yep...always use mono shockleader, fluorocarbon is good because it sinks well and is tough. I’m quite a fan of Fox submerge braid...the original stuff I have had on my spools for a few years now, last year I reverse spooled them onto spare spools and now effectively fishing with new braid again...so basically, good quality braid is expensive initially but long term works out very cost efficient.I have used Braid for all my barbel fishing, since I started. Never seen any damage to any fish I have caught too. The one caveat with Braid is to always use a leader, be it mono or a fluoro etc. Braid and rocks don't like each other and you will be found out.