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Old 08-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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This summer I switched to braid for my bigger rods (kayak'd baits). I have had problems. Twice, I simply reeled in the line frayed....no mono, nothing. Then I got a strike but broke the line easily. I believe kings, spanish, blues or some teethy critter is biting my line, but never had this proble with mono. Also, heard the bars can literally wear out the line, but I don't see that with 100# braid. Thoughts? About to switch back to mono for life!
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Only times I've ever had this happen was from Kings and a cracked guide. Take a piece and go around each eye, sometimes you can't hardly see them.
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If you're using swivels to attach your main line to the leader, there's a very good chance that Spanish or blues are biting that and breaking you off.

What do you mean by bars as far as wearing the line out?
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I agree with Lastcast, definitely check all of your guides for chips in the ceramic. That can definitely be causing what you describe.

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What brand braid? Power Pro?

Lastcast is probably right on in your case but i've had braid failures when everything was perfect with PP.

JoeZ has a good point that's why I tie braid to leader with reverse albrite or uni knot.

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It is true too that PP and every other brand out there will make a bad run every now and then. Maybe you got a bad spool.

Tie a 10 foot section to a tree or work bench or something. Wrap the other end around a short piece of broom handle, dowl rod or something else and pull like hell. If it breaks, bad line. If not, check your guides.
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Short list of what it can be, bad line, chipped guides or fish biting the swivel. When jigging I don't use a swivel. double uni, Bob Sands and lately a reverse albright. The RA is the smallest knot of the three especially if you finish it with 3 half hitches. I haven't had any of these fail.
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What brand braid? Power Pro?

Lastcast is probably right on in your case but i've had braid failures when everything was perfect with PP.

JoeZ has a good point that's why I tie braid to leader with reverse albrite or uni knot.

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Amen to that Jimmy.
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No PowerPro for me thank you.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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I am going to learn to trust a few knots and move away from the large silver barrel swivels...I am confident kings are hitting this. 100# power pro. The guides appear smooth and without fault. "Bar"...I was referring to the sand bar. I have heard that beaches w alot of shells can wear down the line as it drapes over sandbars. Thanks for the advice guys.
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