Bought a spool of 6# CX as a compromise between 4 and 8 and to see if it copolymer line would twist less. First time I used it I thought it was great. No memory, no twist...then I noticed the outside of the line was beginning to "peel" (for like of a better term)...It basically started to shred.
Spooled fresh line and so far have tied trilene and uni knots and lost 3 fish along with the jigs and one jig broke off on the cast! These are 1/8 oz. bitsy bug jigs so proper size lures is not the issue. I checked my knots very carefully after the first loss but still lost 3 more.
Anyway, anyone else have this problem with P line CX?
I am going back to Trilene XL or Stren. I like copolymer line but apparently copolymer or at least P Line doesn't work for me.
Spooled reel with 8# Trilene XL and fished same pond this afternoon. 15 minutes later and line breaks on a cast and another jig flies across the pond! Found the same frayed/peeling/shredding line! Took another closer look at the guides and the tip has tiny grooves that i missed on first examination. Sorry P Line!
Apparently it is a Lightning rod stainless steel guide that is the cause. I dont recall ever fishing braid on this rod and I have no idea what else could groove the guide. Changed rod so if problem persists then I may just be cursed!