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#1 D-Wayne

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:17 AM

Two different rods with the same problem
Set the hook and douk the line snapped a few feet from the lure
The first time was embarrassing and cost me and my team mate big time.
The second time it happened it hurt bad.
I was wondering if the new line was the cause, because I spooled it on both rods.

When I got home and retied I did the cotton swab test, nope everything is smooth and fine.
Then I noticed the outer edge of the top eye was sharp, not rough but sharp :o
I rubbed some line on the eyes and they cut the line in no time.
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So that would answer why the lines broke near the lures.
Every time I put the rods away I wrap the line around the rod with the lure near the handle.

I cave buffed the edges with nylon and there are no burs or rough points it is just that the side of the metal is sharp.
I covered the metal with some hard paint, nail polish and that has taken the edge off. I will have to figure something else out for the long term but for now I think I am good to go.

And the line that Stinger recommended, EXCELLENT I am very happy with it

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#2 MuskieBait

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:28 PM

I would just get your tip guide replaced. Should be less than $10. :wink:

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#3 Explorer

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:10 AM

I would just get your tip guide replaced. Should be less than $10. :wink:




Pay a little more for the SIC tip. Ask Ken how good they are if in doubt. Love those Samurai and Samurai Boat Braid.

#4 MuskieBait

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 02:29 AM

I would just get your tip guide replaced. Should be less than $10. :wink:




Pay a little more for the SIC tip. Ask Ken how good they are if in doubt. Love those Samurai and Samurai Boat Braid.


Yeah, I guess SIC guides will be a bit more money...but SIC guides are sick! :wink: So the saying goes...

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#5 stinger

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:04 PM

Ran in to simillar problem a couple of times myself, found out that the culprit was metal snap swivels hitting the top eye and cracking the ceramic insert, :roll:
I now put a small plastic bead before the swivel, never had the same problem again.
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#6 Jigatollah

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:20 AM

I switch over all my tips on any rods to SIC guides for they are much harder than regular ceramic guides. They also hold up to braid much nicer.
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