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If you find yourself breaking off a lot you might want to examine the rod you are using. Most of the time it is either that your line is frayed from the previous fish or that your knot if just faulty.

But there is always something that most anglers overlook the guides.

Many times the guides have cracks and nicks, therefore causing cuts and frays on your line.

An easy way to check for  these problems is to take a Q-tip (cotton swab) and run it in the eye, twirling it around and pulling it out.

If any cotton sticks on  the eye that means you have a crack or nick on the guide/ceramic. 

They must be replaced.

Before you check the guide make sure it is dry and clean.

Be sure you check all the guides.

 

 

This site was last updated 10/19/2017