• What are the main attributes of using braid over fluoro or mono?

    Braid has less than 3% elongation which makes it incredibly sensitive to bites or any type of action. This also gives you the ability to get a feel for the structure or landscape of what you’re fishing. Braid is naturally buoyant which causes it to float, so it is perfect for fishing any topwater applications or situations where you need to watch your line as an indicator. The high-vis colors of our braid also pair nicely with the natural buoyancy, allowing for you to see the line clearly to...

  • What makes TUF-LINE different from the competition?

    TUF-LINE is manufactured in the USA under strict quality regiments due to Western Filament being the only fishing line manufacturer in the world that is ISO9001 and AS9100 certified. This guarantees that every product that leaves the facility (even fishing line) must be approved to go into space. We also supply materials that go into the medical, automotive, aerospace, and industrial industries, along with high quality sporting goods and much more. This truly makes us the expert in the braid...

  • Which line should I choose?

    TUF-LINE offers an incredible strength and diameter advantage over monofilament lines. When choosing a TUF-LINE to replace a monofilament line, it’s usually best to choose a TUF-LINE with comparative diameter to the monofilament. This might mean replacing 12-pound monofilament with 50-pound TUF-LINE. The benefit to this approach is maintaining similar handling characteristics to what’s currently comfortable. Sure, that’s incredibly strong, and yes, your days of breaking off fish and lures ma...

  • How do I get the braid to stop slipping on my reel?

    Unlike monofilament, TUF-LINE has very limited stretch, a hard exterior and very little memory. TUF-LINE does not grip a reel spool like monfilaments do. The solution to any problems is found in how the line is spooled. Prior to spooling up with TUF-LINE, put a wrap of electrical tape on the empty spool. This gives the line something to bite into. Another option is to back the line with a few turns of Dacron or monofilament, which achieves the same result of preventing slippage. Wind the...

  • How do I set a drag?

    If running TUF-LINE straight to a lure, set your drag to no more than 30% of the line’s breaking strength. If using a monofilament leader, recognize there is probably a drastic difference in the breaking strength of the TUF-LINE and a light monofilament leader, and set the drag to protect the leader. 

  • Which knot is best for TUF-LINE braid?

    TUF-LINE’s aerospace fibers and coatings don’t bite into one another when knotted. For this reason, poorly tied knots can slip under a load. For general applications, use of a Palomar knot will hold with exceptional strength. To incorporate a wide family of knots, tie them with a doubled length of TUF-LINE to add significant strength. 

  • Should I set my hook when using braid?

    All TUF-LINEs have considerably less stretch than monofilament lines. Therefore, a monster hook set is not necessary. Be firm and controlled. TUF-LINE hits nearly as hard at 100 feet as it does at 10. 

  • What should I cut TUF-LINE braid with?

    TUF-LINE is incredibly strong and very small diameter. DO NOT EVER attempt to break it with hands or cut through it with your teeth. You will lose, perhaps be wounded and maybe require some dental work. A good pair of scissors or a knife is all that’s necessary. On another note, do not ever wind TUF-LINE line around fingers, hands or arms while fishing, attempting to land a fish, or freeing a snag. For freeing snags, place a couple wraps of line around your reel, point the rod straight a...

  • How do I splice braided line into braided line?

  • How do I make a finger trap splice?