Monofilament Running Lines –
- Greater Shooting Distance
- Less Dexterous, Especially in Cold Weather
- Intermediate Spey Anglers
- Line Memory
Textured/Braided Running Lines –
- Improved Dexterity without Sacrificing Shooting Distance
- Zero Line Memory
- Absorbs Water
- Cold Hands
Running Lines are a personal preference and some work better in certain air temperatures. They are relatively inexpensive and it’s best to try a few out and see what you prefer.
As my Spey Casting has evolved I’ve now switched to a monofilament running line and can cast more distance without the line always slipping. For my first couple years I was only comfortable with a coated running line. Test out a few and see what you prefer.