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How To Clear A Dig-In With Braided Fishing Line

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I just pull them out without any issues.  Also use at least 30lb braid.  Lighter braid is so thin and susceptible to digging in.

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Hopefully this makes sense but this is what i do. Pick at it where the line comes onto the spool. Then test it by pulling on the line below the first guide. If that doesnt work, then rotate the spool slightly and do it again where the line is messed up. Test by pulling and Keep repeating it until it comes free. It should come out. 

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After either fighting a fish or reeling in my braid against a hang-up in vegetation, there is usually some line dig in. I'll pull it out and then make a long cast into open water to unwind the loosest part of the spool, and I'll reel it back in while applying tension with my fingers. That way I now have a nice tight spool which will help reduce the severity of subsequent dig ins.

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A tip to help with future dig ins: Make the longest cast you can into the lake, then take a piece of electrical tape and put it on the spool. Then reel in like you would regularly. The next time you have a dig in, it will only dig in as far as the tape, not your whole spool.

 

 

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8 hours ago, cpvenom said:

A tip to help with future dig ins: Make the longest cast you can into the lake, then take a piece of electrical tape and put it on the spool. Then reel in like you would regularly. The next time you have a dig in, it will only dig in as far as the tape, not your whole spool.

That sounds like a good idea, never heard of that before, thanks. 

 

 

 

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Sounds like the line was not put on spool tight enough, put a glove on, wrap line around your hand and glove 4-5 times,dis engage reel and make quick snaps until you feel the line start to give, do not just straight pull as this will cause the line to dig in even more, if this doesn't work, you have no choice but to cut it off and buy new line. We all learn from our mistakes. Good luck! 

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Make sure to wind the line on the reel with a lot of pressure in the first place. This reduces digging and prevents a lot of birds nests when casting.

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Another way of avoiding this is to use premium braid that stays round and keep your drag fairly light compared with what you usually do.  Just because one has 30 pound braid doesn't mean the drag should be adjusted really tight.  You can add drag with your thumb on most fresh water fish without getting burned.

I haven't had this problem in a long time, and I had to cut mine out too, which is not a picnic.  I since carry a small crochet hook in the boat and I believe that if I carefully hooked the line where it enters the spool of line, I could work it free.  Haven't yet had to try, though.

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But not 50 lb. The thicker diameter helps prevent dig in.never pull against a snag.get s wood dowel and wrap your line around it and pull.this prevents digs from starting.

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Here's a tip when spooling. Leave the line in the box if it is made of paper. Stick a screwdriver through the box and spool and apply a lot of tension. For the ones that have a plastic cover just use a towel under the spool and do the same thing. If applied real tight, the line will never dig in deep enough to cause problems, especially using 30lb. I've broke the line off and straightened hooks with having to only apply a little pressure to take out a small amount of dig in. The amount of line casted out and retrieved will of course not be as tight as originally placed but should not have problems. Bottom line is that if your line is digging in that much your not putting braid on properly. 

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6 hours ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

i was using suffix 823

 

Sounds like you were using a line that doesn't exist!:D

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6 hours ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

i was using suffix 823

 

 

26 minutes ago, kickerfish1 said:

Sounds like you were using a line that doesn't exist!:D

power pro super 6 slick is better

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