I am new to fishing... ok well I fished when i was a kid but am 39 now... I am definitely new to braided line.(at anyrate I want to state that I am not some veteran with all kinds of experience/knowledge to draw from)
I watched videos on tying knots etc etc... palomar , uni/doubleuni etc etc.
So I have gone out a few times in the last week with my baitcaster Abu garcia Revo SX and St croix rod( 6'6" medium heavy fast action 2-peice). I bought and put on Spiderwire 10 pound braid.
I have tried with and without a leader of fluorocarbon 10 pound and monofilament 10 pound lines.... in the three trips that I have taken I have had the lures go flying off 6 times resulting in lost lures... is this common? I look at the end of the string and it appear that the line was broke/frayed. at first i thought maybe the leaders were not tied on properly so i tried without a leader and it still happened.
is this defective line? am I casting to hard?
just frustrating to see a $1-8 lure go flying off into the distance never to be seen again.....only to do it again 30 minutes later.
I think I'm going to buy a different brand of line and i guess up it to 20 pound braid? (just pond bass fishing)
any other suggestions/thoughts?
(first post so if this is the wrong place for this then please move at your discretion)