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26 minutes ago, MassYak85 said:

I had one like that last year. Had to cut out some sunline sniper. 

Luckily it was Yo-zuri Hybrid.

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Been there. I recently got a new *** Fishing *** reel and in my haste to 'just cast it' I forgot to adjust the brakes. Heavier winds. First cast. Poof! I felt like a moron. :blink:

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Not alls lost. You got you some leader now when you need it ☺

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It happens to the best of them (and hacks like me too!).

 

If you don't cut out at least one nest a season you're not fishing enough.

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I use a plethora of spinning reels so when I go to a bait caster all he** breaks loose 

lol I'm trying to get better at using bait casters.

cheers

you are not alone 

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been there done that "more than once". and three grandsons help give me that privelage as well. just another reason to go buy more line, and a new box of tooth pics ;)

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8 hours ago, MassBassin508 said:

Casting into a stiff wind + not enough brakes =tmp_19741-20170402_133457_HDR572482052.thumb.jpg.92918172c00d58e509519d7dfcc6d595.jpgI had to cut it out. :angry:

 

Hmmm, I'm not impressed even a little bit, I do a lot better than that.

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Learn to remove a blacklash without pulling it out, saving your line.

Tom

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36 minutes ago, WRB said:

Learn to remove a blacklash without pulling it out, saving your line.

Tom

I've found that with mono/fluoro there are just some that can't be salvaged. Unlike flimsy braid when mono/fluoro kinks it gets weakened at that spot. With really bad backlashes it will kink the line and now there's a weak spot you really have no choice but to remove. I had a bad one with sniper when I first tried it and I managed to get it out using the usual methods. Later that day I snapped off the line on a hookset about 20 yards from the lure. No doubt in my mind why the line was weak there. 

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Try not to pull on the line, just slowly pull off line until it stops at a loop then wind the line back onto the reel while putting pressure on the spool with your thumb and reel up all the line. Now slowly pull off the line and let it drop onto or in the water until you are past all the loops. With really bad blown up reel you may need to do this a few times. The line shouldn't be damaged if you don't pull on it hard or try to pick out loops. This method works with both FC and mono.

Tom

PS, I am a Tangle Free user and believe it helps to keep FC wet and reduces loose line from occuring during hard casts into the wind, it also helps to lubricate the line using the above backlash removal method.

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Had a bad one in the boat Thursday. Fish were hot and heavy on a swinghead with a creature bait off a point. Guy in the back of the boat cast and had a hit immediately. Problem was, he never engaged his reel. It was a pretty monster blowup inside his reel. He started to try to pick it out, I just grabbed a rod out of the box and handed it to him so he could get back to fishing. There was no saving that one. 

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I feel your pain. I usually don't get anything that a few pulls wouldn't clear up. About a week ago for some reason I found this tree limb with my lure as I cast and it ate my lunch. I put the rod up and took another out (was bank fishing) moved over to another opening between another tree and did the exact same thing again. :wacko: 

 

I took two rods home that one day with destroyed line. Highly unusual for me to not be able to get a backlash out as I said I usually don't get anything that a few pulls wouldn't clear up. Sometimes it just isn't your day I guess. The positive side is I got some new line on a couple of reels for my trouble. :lol:

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Don't feel bad last year in late October we were fishing a cold morning in a tourney, as I reached the back of my cast my spoll slipped on my tumb allowing my crank to drop and hook a rod behind me. I didn't catch it till it was to late. I waited till February to mess with it?

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That's a good one. I usually get one like that when fishing from shore and my lure catches a branch just so...

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I now use all braid with fluro leaders and carry two jigheads with the barbs flattened down for those types of things.  Am lucky to not have to deal with those woes to much.  But I do remember going through and cleaning my reels a few years back and respooling with fluro...."three explosions"...sheeesh I was a dummy there.  IN ONE DAY

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5 hours ago, S. Sass said:

I found this tree limb with my lure as I cast and it ate my lunch.

I did the exact same thing last year along with damage to the rod. Did not appreciate the impact to the rod until a few weeks later when, during mid cast, the rod snapped 10" from the top. Rookie mistake but did give me justifiable grounds with my wife to buy a new rod. 

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9 hours ago, WRB said:

Learn to remove a blacklash without pulling it out, saving your line.

Tom

Believe me if it was salvageable I would have gotten it out.This was a mess

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I still have trouble. Nothing as dramatic as this in the last year or so, but if I don't have something heavy on the line it tends to overrun. I am still learning how best to adjust the tension and the brakes. Got the tension worked out; now it's just the brakes.

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Every once and a while my thumb will slip from the spool during the wind up on a roll cast and I will send my bait straight down into the water. Those aren't fun to pick out...

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Heh. Yeah, those good ol' bird's nests. While I had my

share, most often while learning the craft of baitcasting,

I got pretty darn good at it...but by no means have I 

eliminated nests, and they always happen at the worst

time...

 

The only way I've found to eliminate nests completely

is to use spinning gear :) 

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Believe it or not I can only remember having to cut one out once in the past ... 25 years?   And that was last year, and that was when my wife wanted to try casting a baitcaster, and that was when I had to take lots of deep breaths and smile and reassure her everything was fine, and that she didn't "break it", and that I still loved her.

 

But wow.   It was amazing.   She launched that sucker straight down in front of her at 100mph.  Now she says when I take my kids out fishing (adults but they don't fish that much) not to give them one of those "complicated" reels to use.  

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7 hours ago, BASS302 said:

I've done something like that with my spinning reel!

Now that is talent right there! ;)

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