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Trouble With Line Breakage
« on: July 30, 2017, 09:37:41 PM »
Over  the last two weeks I've had my line break three different times on the same rod, even after changing the line out.

I took some time to troubleshoot it this morning and finally got it figured out.

It's a bit detailed, so instead of posting it in the forums, i put together a blog post about it.

http://www.curtsnow.com/blog/troubleshooting-fishing-line-breakage-problems

I hope you enjoy it and it will help shed some light on how to figure out why your line might be breaking if this happens to you.  :nod:

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Re: Trouble With Line Breakage
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 02:43:51 PM »
Curt - a lot of testing but glad you discovered the problem.  Hope the bad spool was not newly purchased.  I would have guessed that maybe you had a little scratch in one of guides on that rod.  Glad you got it resolved.  Great article btw!!!

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Re: Trouble With Line Breakage
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 03:07:33 PM »
Thanks, Matt! Glad you liked the article  :D

I also thought of a cracked guide, but the fact that it kept breaking at the knot told me it was either bad line or a problem with the lures.

And the line that was breaking didn't come from a new spool. So that's history now. :nod:

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Re: Trouble With Line Breakage
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 11:05:30 AM »
Nice analytical approach to the problem. I think you called it correctly too. However, please do reconsider using that Trilene knot once again. I've been using it for over 30 years....no problems, no worries.
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Re: Trouble With Line Breakage
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 01:23:30 PM »
Nice analytical approach to the problem. I think you called it correctly too. However, please do reconsider using that Trilene knot once again. I've been using it for over 30 years....no problems, no worries.

Thanks @Crestliner I have been using the Trilene knot off and on since that problem arose. I may eventually switch over to it 100%  :nod: