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James77

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Hey all! So, I was out practicing with my baitcaster. My line broke. Right in the middle of a cast. Found my plug and all the line that was on it. I got the idea of tying it together with a double uni knot, try to save line. That a good thing or dumb? Casts fine, just don't want to tear my reel up, or lose a lure.


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Hey all! So, I was out practicing with my baitcaster. My line broke. Right in the middle of a cast. Found my plug and all the line that was on it. I got the idea of tying it together with a double uni knot, try to save line. That a good thing or dumb? Casts fine, just don't want to tear my reel up, or lose a lure.
I would re-spool.

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As cheap as mono is why take a chance.

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James77

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Why did it break? That's what I'd like to know. It did that the other day. Oh well! I'll just respool it. Maybe the line was damaged somehow.
Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 02:13:26 PM by James77

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In my opinion it wont hurt the typical baitcaster reel. Its no different than running a huge leader. As long as the knot is not hanging on the line guide I think it will work. Id cut the tag ends very short. To get by in a pinch I would say your ok.

As mentioned the cost of mono and to have the best casting performance I would respool as well.  But before doing so James77 has a excellent point. You need to know what caused it and if necessary fix that issue first.

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Why did it break? That's what I'd like to know. It did that the other day. Oh well! I'll just respool it. Maybe the line was damaged somehow.
Possible issues: line was bad, nick on the line, nick on one of the rod guides. The clue is, you said it happened the other day too.

James77

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I read somewhere that it could be your casting. My son is having the same issue. Where beginners at baitcasting. My line guides look fine. I read somewhere to, that your line can backlash and you don't know it some times, just one little loop is all it takes, your line breaks. Oh well.