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Line kept breaking

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    We'll about three months ago, I bought a cheap Shakespeare spinning combo for around 30$.  I was just gonna use it as a back up, or if a friend needed a pole.  So the day I bought it, I put 12lb test on(recommended) and went in the back yard with a 1/4 oz weight.  After about five casts, the line snaps, and the weight flys.  I didnt think anything of it at the time, so I just threw it in the garage.  

    So, last night I went out, and brought it.  Line snaps, crankbait gone.  I look at the line, and its good, so I start looking at the guides, sure enough the second to top one has a small crack in it.  So i run line through the damaged guide to make sure I was correct, I was.  

    The problem is, Ive never replaced a guide on a rod.  It almost seems melted on, how do I replace it without damaging the rod.

    Dumb question, I know.

thanks matt

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Take the combo back and get a new one, and then replace the line, if you want a mono/copolymer/fluoro I would go with Yozuri #6. If braid I would say Power Pro 20 lb test/6 lb diameter. Either way put new line on it and quit losing lures. :o

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His line isnt the problem. Its that chipped guide on the rod. I dont know how to fix it but it does damage your line alot. But yeah if you just got it dont try to fix it just take it back.

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It will cost more to fix the guide than the rod is worth. Keep the reel & get a new rod. JMHO

Ronnie

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