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Braid Issue?

Posted By: jhadaway117

Braid Issue? - 08/23/19 09:14 PM

Hey guys i'm running into an issue with my braid fraying/breaking lately. I have an Abu Revo Rocket paired up with a 7' Heavy Action Duckett Ghost and 50 lb power pro for flipping heavy cover. I've had this set up for about a year and a half now and this just started happening. This rod has the stainless guides and i'm thinking this is causing it. I've done the q-tip test but none of the fibers are catching on the guides. Could this be a reel issue or have any of you had this issue with the ghost line of rods? Also, the braid on it is the original line I spooled on it a year and a half ago. Does it go bad?
Posted By: Big Swimbait

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/23/19 10:37 PM

The braid should not go bad. If you have checked all of the rod guides, I would check the reel line guide. If you are fishing a lot of rock or dragging over timber, that will do it also.
Posted By: SteezMacQueen

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/24/19 12:23 AM

The braids coating does wear off. So, while it can last a while, if you fish a lot, a year and a half is a lot of use.
Posted By: Big Swimbait

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/24/19 01:54 AM

Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
The braids coating does wear off. So, while it can last a while, if you fish a lot, a year and a half is a lot of use.


Good point. Every year I strip the braid off and reverse it back on the spool. Lasts twice as long.
Posted By: MARK PACK

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/24/19 03:05 AM

If you use tungsten weights that are not polished on the inside or do not have an insert, they will damage your line.....that is if your using tungsten weights.
Posted By: jhadaway117

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/24/19 03:15 AM

I do use tungsten weights from time to time, but the weird thing about this situation is it just started out of nowhere. I was actually casting one of my favorite jigs when it just flew off! Not at the knot either. The line broke about midway through the rod. I also broke about a 3 lb fish off and noticed a big fray spot in the line about 5 cranks into the spool.
Posted By: Jarrett Latta

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/24/19 04:22 AM

Originally Posted by jhadaway117
I do use tungsten weights from time to time, but the weird thing about this situation is it just started out of nowhere. I was actually casting one of my favorite jigs when it just flew off! Not at the knot either. The line broke about midway through the rod. I also broke about a 3 lb fish off and noticed a big fray spot in the line about 5 cranks into the spool.


Sounds like a chipped guide. Take a qtip and run it thru the guides. If it's chipped it'll usually snag the qtip
Posted By: Jeff From Iowa

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/24/19 02:56 PM

Originally Posted by jhadaway117
I do use tungsten weights from time to time, but the weird thing about this situation is it just started out of nowhere. I was actually casting one of my favorite jigs when it just flew off! Not at the knot either. The line broke about midway through the rod. I also broke about a 3 lb fish off and noticed a big fray spot in the line about 5 cranks into the spool.



I bought some bass pro carbonlite rods a few years ago and braid and floro would break on the cast on the first guide above the reel.... Id find my lure with 15-20 yards of line still on it.

I assume as it was come off the reel in a S motion it would hit that guide and break, I wouldnt believe it if you told me that was possible...

I had a terrible time for a few months because of this issue and finally figured it out by taking a reel off one of those rods straight onto a different one with guide inserts (so same line and it wasnt breaking) and casting it the rest of the day during a tourney.
Posted By: Burbarry

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/26/19 05:50 PM

Check out kast king braid it has worked great for me. I’ve used a lot of types of the years. I think I had a bad couple spools of power pro so tried the kast king and it’s working great.
Posted By: Jerry713

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/26/19 06:10 PM

A year and a half is a long time to go for braid to me. Change out the braid and see if that stops it.
Posted By: Matt Jackson

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/26/19 06:19 PM

Originally Posted by Jerry713
A year and a half is a long time to go for braid to me. Change out the braid and see if that stops it.



This is what I would do if it just started happening.
Posted By: Dubee

Re: Braid Issue? - 08/26/19 07:39 PM

I think the braid on my frog rod has been on there 3-4 years. No problem yet
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