Fused braid fishing lines outperform all others, though there is industry confusion surrounding the definition of fused braids and corresponding claims. The history of fishing line is traced from natural braids to nylon monofilaments to braided synthetics to fused braids.
Fishing line has a varied and complex history. First there were braids, next came monofilament, then braids resurfaced, and now we have fused braids. While the general term being used to describe the latest process of melding the braids is fusion, varying manufacturer claims have led to a lot of confusion.
In fact, it has developed into quite a backlash among linemakers and users. Let’s glance back over the years to help untangle this snarl.