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Mono Keeps Breaking Halfway Through The Spool

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The last couple of times I have fished I have cast my line out after fishing for a while only to find my lure and 4ft piece of line fly off my baitcaster. I can't figure this out, it has never happened before. I fish from shore a lot and I think it might be because when I get snagged, I will put my thumb on the spool and pull slow and hard so that I can rip my lure out of the pads without losing it. Do you think that when I do this the line stretches and after doing it so many times becomes weak and then just breaks midway through the spool when I cast? I was using 15lb test P-Line monofilament.

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From what you described, I would think the line might already have some unseen damage (nicks and such) and allow the line to break. Every once in a while, check that first 5-7 ft of line for nicks and wear.

That pulling of the line might also have something to it as you suspect.

Lastly, it isn't a good idea to pull hard like that for the rod and the reel.  If you have to pull that hard, pull off enough line to work with and pull as hard as you wish with you and the line. Removing the rod and reel from the pulling equation means zero chance of damaging either.

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No, I think you have an equipment issue. There may be a knick on one of the eyes. Check each one carefully with a Q-tip. Always check your line, but P-line is tougher than a bowling ball. That doesn't mean it never gets nicked or cut, but it's pretty rare.

8-)

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Everyone above is correct.

First, take a Q-Tip and run it around all of your rod's line guides.  If you see any cotton, then you have knicks in the line guides. Replace them.

Second, DO NOT PULL HARD ON BACKLASHES.  This method will cause nicks and cuts in the line.  When you cast, the line and baits keep going out into the wild blue yonder.  I have done this in the past so don't think it only happens to you.

If you have trouble with backlashes, take one or two extra baitcasters with you and change them out.

Third, how old is the line?  Have you ever treated it with the Kevin VanDam Lure and Line Conditioner?  Has it been on the reel a long time. Has it been exposed to the sun?  How old was it when you purchaed it?

Always purchase your line from places where they sell a lot of line so you can get the freshest line, possible.

Remember to run the line through your first finger and thumb, using your thumbnail to check for knicks and cracks.  Then, cut that part of the line off your reel.

Or, if you think a lot of your line is damaged, pull it off the reel and cut it off, and fish with the remaining line.

When spooling line on your reels consider running the line through a wash cloth with a wet spot of KVD Line and Lure Conditioner. This will treat all of your your line (except braid - don't do  this with braid) so it will be soft and supple.

To help avoid backlashes, balance your rod, reel and bait.  

Set up your baitcaster to go fishing, or at the pond/in the boat, and point rod tip to 11 o'clock. Drop bait to ground (not carpet) and adjust spool and drag tension so that when the bait hits the floor or ground the spool stops.

You have now "balanced" your rod, reel and bait although you can make minor adjustments after casting a few times.

After I "balance" my baitcaster, the spool actually stops when the bait hits the water.

And remember to match the rod's specifications with the line test and lure weight.  Read what your rod tells you and stay within those paramaters.

Let us know how you make out.  :)

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The line is new to you, but how long has it been on the shelf?

If the line is "new" then by pulling on it you are cutting and nicking the line on your spool.

Can you use a lure retreiver or the bow and arrow method of retrieving your lure?

As you know, mono does stretch but I don't think that is your problem.

For some unknown reason, your line is being cut or weakened while on the spool so I would consider not doing what you are currently doing and see if that helps.

Just food for thought.  :)

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Every time this happens to me, it is due to a loop that formed in the spool that rubs as the spool spins.  It will severe, and when your cast gets to that point your lure just flies into oblivion.  You can hear the loop rubbing as the spool spins sometimes, and this will give you an opportunity to fix it.  The other cause would be a bad backlash that kinked your line.  

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No, I think you have an equipment issue. There may be a knick on one of the eyes. Check each one carefully with a Q-tip. Always check your line, but P-line is tougher than a bowling ball. That doesn't mean it never gets nicked or cut, but it's pretty rare.

8-)

CXX's hard anti-abrasive coating and Fluoroclear/CX Premium's fluorocarbon coating can severely compromise the line when you get a bad backlash. Any kink will lead to your bait sailing to no man's land. Pline isn't a line you want backlash!

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What every one else said and a question; Was that line exposed to heat or direct sunlight for a long time? Really can kill mono :-/

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