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As I was casting my line just snapped, I was able to hook the line in the water and get my bait back but am curious as to how the line broke. Has anybody had there line break like this? My guides seem to be fine and I might have had a slight backlash but do not remember. The line seemed to coil up on each side

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Don't know, but I can see you've been catching a few...

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1 hour ago, BassWhole! said:

Don't know, but I can see you've been catching a few...

How so? My thumb? Lol

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You could have caught it on a sharp objects somewhere along the... line.  Lol

 

Seriously though, did you back lash at all with this line?  A semi serious backlash puts a small cut into the line sometimes and eventually it will snap.

 

If you are fishing from a boat you could caught it on the side or something.

 

Sharp rocks in the water maybe?

 

Are you using a sliding weight?

 

There are a lot of possibilities.   

 

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Looks like Suffix 832 braid about 50 lb test and shouldn't break that cleanly without being cut. It could be a splice joint and that shouldn't happen on normal size filler spools.

Tom

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17 minutes ago, WRB said:

Looks like Suffix 832 braid about 50 lb test and shouldn't break that cleanly without being cut. It could be a splice joint and that shouldn't happen on normal size filler spools.

Tom

Correct 832 and 40lb, tatula sv

28 minutes ago, JediAmoeba said:

You could have caught it on a sharp objects somewhere along the... line.  Lol

 

Seriously though, did you back lash at all with this line?  A semi serious backlash puts a small cut into the line sometimes and eventually it will snap.

 

If you are fishing from a boat you could caught it on the side or something.

 

Sharp rocks in the water maybe?

 

Are you using a sliding weight?

 

There are a lot of possibilities.   

 

I have Fuji Alconite guides on my rod and on the tip the black paint seems to have wore off but is not abrasive at all. Was using a frog and did backlash before but I figured 40lb wouldn’t break like that, and the rest of the line doesn’t seem to be frayed so I’m kinda lost

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The line would be frayed from a cracked guide. Run a cotton Q-Tip through all the guides and look for any cotton stuck to the guide ring.

Early Tatula T wings had an issue with sharp edges cutting braid, haven't read anything in several years of that reoccurring. Check the inside edges of the T wing narrow slot.

Tom

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15 minutes ago, WRB said:

The line would be frayed from a cracked guide. Run a cotton Q-Tip through all the guides and look for any cotton stuck to the guide ring.

Early Tatula T wings had an issue with sharp edges cutting braid, haven't read anything in several years of that reoccurring. Check the inside edges of the T wing narrow slot.

Tom

Just checked guides and no cotton sticking, I’m starting to think it was from a backlash because I did lose a good 40ft of line or so, must have broke in the spool

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Backlashes using braid can be nasty if you try to pull on the loops to loosen them. 

The trick I use is do not pull on the loops instead wind the line back onto to the reel spool. To remove the backlash after reeling in all the line put your thumb on the spooled line tightly, disengage to the spool and slowly pull off the line until you get past the loops. If you run onto a tight loop repeat the process it usually works without damaging the line.

Tom

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44 minutes ago, WRB said:

Backlashes using braid can be nasty if you try to pull on the loops to loosen them. 

The trick I use is do not pull on the loops instead wind the line back onto to the reel spool. To remove the backlash after reeling in all the line put your thumb on the spooled line tightly, disengage to the spool and slowly pull off the line until you get past the loops. If you run onto a tight loop repeat the process it usually works without damaging the line.

Tom

Yea I pull on the loops almost every time I backlash, will start using you’re method. Thanks

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