Ths Last 2 fish I have broken off were bed fish. 1 today, 2 last year. With none in between I feel like it isnít an equipment or knot issue. I donít think itís size related either. Fresh 20lb sunline sniper FC on a 7ft md hvy rod.. Are you more likely to break em off when sight fishing due to having less line out? Any other theories? Iíll be spooling 50lb braid tonight.
Yes sir you are much more likely to break them off when you are looking at them.
1. Adrenaline when you see the bite
2. Not much line between you & them to absorb the shock
Braid will certainly lessen the chance of break offs but all you really have to do is adjust your hookset to a sweep set.