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Looking for opinions. I bought new line, Yo-Zuri 12lb Hybrid Clear, and went fishing with it. After about an hour, I started to have major backlash issues. I noticed that when I went to adjust the spool tension knob, when the bait started to fall I heard and felt like a grinding noise or creaking noise through the line guides. I have a Duckett Micro Guide. I have not heard this noise from a line before, except braid. I looked at all of the guides and did not notice anything out of the ordinary but my eye site is not the best as it used to be. My question is do you think that there could be an issue with the line or do you think I may have a cracked guide and I cannot see it.. Has anyone ever had an issue like this in the past? If so, what was the outcome. I am going to try a different line first chance and hopefully that is it. Never had this issue with Yo-Zuri before. I hope it is not guide issues.

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Since your eyesight is not so great, run a Q-tip over both sides of the guides to see if there are any nicks. This will catch one no matter how minor that your eyes may have missed.

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very simple fix. take some sand paper and roll it up tight, with the rough part on the outside. Then put it in the line guide and let the roll expand. Then twist it, and it will smooth out the line guide.

 

Fluorocarbon gets hot fast by friction and that is why it made a nick in your guide. Make sure you let your line get wet so it doesn't burn into your guides.

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very simple fix. take some sand paper and roll it up tight, with the rough part on the outside. Then put it in the line guide and let the roll expand. Then twist it, and it will smooth out the line guide.

 

Fluorocarbon gets hot fast by friction and that is why it made a nick in your guide. Make sure you let your line get wet so it doesn't burn into your guides.

I would never do that to my guide....ever. Yo Zuri isn't a pure fluoro line and all lines generate heat with friction. Some more than others.

 

Here is my thought of the problem. Is there a chance you spooled up the line too lightly and the noise was coming from the spool and not through the guides? You could have more overruns and gaps in your spool which might be it.  I just don't see how the guides would be making that type of sound.  Backlashing would also be a result of something with the reel more so than the rod or guides.

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As I removed the line, several times I ran it through my fingers and it was really bumpy, almost like it was twisted. 

This would be the first area to investigate. That is odd that it's bumpy.  Maybe one of the Yo-Zuri guru's can offer more insight. I don't use that line so I dont really know but if you had actual line twists to where it was coiling up almost, that definitely could be your problem. Let's see what some other have to say about it and/or let us know what you figure out. I'm curious now.

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I would never do that to my guide....ever. Yo Zuri isn't a pure fluoro line and all lines generate heat with friction. Some more than others.

 

Here is my thought of the problem. Is there a chance you spooled up the line too lightly and the noise was coming from the spool and not through the guides? You could have more overruns and gaps in your spool which might be it.  I just don't see how the guides would be making that type of sound.  Backlashing would also be a result of something with the reel more so than the rod or guides.

I know its kind of a risky fix, but my rods are all around $50 so whatever.

 

Oh, and i didn't mean to aggresively twist the sandpaper on the line guide. I meant just a gentle twist or 2 and its smooth again

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Since your eyesight is not so great, run a Q-tip over both sides of the guides to see if there are any nicks. This will catch one no matter how minor that your eyes may have missed.

Great tip ...Here is another use a nylon stocking. Just cut off enough so it fills up the guide while pulling it through(about 4" long). If there is a nick in it, the nylon will catch it.

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Glad you figured it out. Go catch some pigs!

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I've had that noise before, but found out a few of my guides were dirty.

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