Braid, also know as superline, is very popular choice amongst anglers. Braided lines float, they have virtually no stretch and have a very small diameter for their strength (that characteristic also allows you to put more line on a spool). They also feature superior strength, more suppleness than other lines and no memory. The smaller diameter and lack of memory means less resistance when casting lures. This is very important when long casts with small & light lures are needed to reach the fish. Braids require a well tied and fully seated knot, as a result the knots will be incredibly strong, as braid will not stretch, distort and slip under pressure. The two most common types of braid are 4-strand and 8-strand. 4-strand braid is flatter, usually more abrasive, and performs well on casting reels. 8-strand braid is round, typically thinner than 4-strand, softer, and performs better on spinning reels. 8-strand casts noticeably farther and is less likely to groove the tip of the rods. Find some great braids form top brands such as Daiwa, Power Pro, Shimano and Sufix at Pro-Fishing.eu.