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Gone Hunting.. => Gone Fishin' => Topic started by: yari on June 28, 2016, 09:20:22 PM

Title: practice isn't just for shooting
Post by: [Blocked] on June 28, 2016, 09:20:22 PM
my LOTW musky trip leaves next week. I did a test run w/ the new diawa lexa and st Croix IV 8" rod. I have run new musky reels for a few years. I figured all the small issues had been worked out. I was wrong again. when I set the drag, the super braid line just spun on the spoon. it didn't lock down. I brought it home took all the line off, put a mono base layer w/ electrical tape for good measure and put the super braid back on. problem solved. glad I didn't wait until I was there to test it

as dutch would say: practice practice practice- even w/ your fishing gear
Title: Re: practice isn't judt for shooting
Post by: [Blocked] on June 28, 2016, 09:36:01 PM
Yep - good advice - have learned the hard way on more than one occasion that good quality stuff right out of the box doesn't always behave as planned.
Title: Re: practice isn't judt for shooting
Post by: [Blocked] on June 29, 2016, 05:21:37 AM
Good job...I always use a mono backing when I use braid line. It sure will eliminate problems down the road. Enjoy your trip and pictures please!
Title: Re: practice isn't judt for shooting
Post by: [Blocked] on June 29, 2016, 09:10:08 AM
We back all of the reels for walleye on Lake Erie with mono also behind our Gamma Braid. Glad you got it all figured out up front before the trip. Nothing worse than spending precious fishing time fixing or repairing equipment. Good Luck
Title: Re: practice isn't just for shooting
Post by: [Blocked] on June 29, 2016, 05:41:28 PM
you sure would figure they would have this issue corrected by now, wouldn't you?