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   Old Thread  #19 1 Jul 2020 at 12.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's probably hitting the clip too hard and/or using unbalanced gear. For example I had a similar thing happen when I swapped over to a 13' Fox XT rod just to see what it was like, only casting 60 yards not giving it the big one, well I still managed to hit the clip so hard the braid snapped at the leader knot went back to my 12 footer and obviously have tried not to do anything quite as daft since, if I'd been casting over 100 yards it probably wouldn't of happened, it's all relative
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   Old Thread  #18 1 Jul 2020 at 12.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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could have been, regards mono i had a complete set up that i left at my mates in france for years on the spod rod i had 10lb original fox soft steel (0.3mm) with a 65lb whiplash leader never once gave me a problem.

Id imagine most monos 0.28 upwards would be ok
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   Old Thread  #17 1 Jul 2020 at 11.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's been stripped now, but I always used the Green version too! Maybe a dodgy batch somewhere along the line?
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   Old Thread  #16 1 Jul 2020 at 11.19am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I put 12lb gr60 on mine and a 50lb armacord leader.
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   Old Thread  #15 1 Jul 2020 at 10.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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berkley whiplash is chalk and cheese in different breaking strains, i once tried the 20lb green version many years ago it resulted in two unexplained breakages after that i used it in 30lb green for years with no issues and also whiplash crystal in 25 and 30lb on spod and markers for years again with no issues.
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   Old Thread  #14 1 Jul 2020 at 9.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pretty sure it was Berkley Whiplash, as it was recommended to me on here at some point.
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   Old Thread  #13 1 Jul 2020 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Be interesting to know what braid and what b/s it is. The wind knots are more down to the user. Dontoverload the spool and closed the nail arm by hand not using the reel handle. Also wet the braid before use.
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   Old Thread  #12 30 Jun 2020 at 9.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Yep I gave up using braid last year...
Gardner Pro dark in 12lb with esp tapered leader, no more crack offs, wind knots etc...
A lot less hassle for me now... 😊
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   Old Thread  #11 30 Jun 2020 at 2.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Cheers chaps.

I wouldn't be surprised if I was hitting the clip too hard, but then again reading Pizza's response it is not just me this has happened too. Going to go back over to mono for sure, and have had a few replies to this so can base my decision on that I think.
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   Old Thread  #10 30 Jun 2020 at 1.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I switched to ď20lb braidĒ. It was a premium brand canít remember which one.

I use a 50lb leader.

After a few casts the braid broke at the leader knot when hitting the clip normally. Never experienced this before.

When I checked the braid it was actually breaking at 14lb so way overrated.

Went back to 30lb (I use Powerpro or Korda Marker) and no problem since.

Personally I donít think 20lb rated braids are man enough for big spombs even with a leader. So if thatís what youíre using it could be the problem.
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   Old Thread  #9 30 Jun 2020 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I dont think that ive ever had braid snap at the clip

50lb shockleader and korda spod braid for me and i cant think of the last time i lost a spomb, had a crack off or whatever and i regularly have to spomb at 130yds plus

Either your braid is naff, your line clip is naff or you're hitting the clip really hard and need to judge your cast differently

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   Old Thread  #8 29 Jun 2020 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Nick. Yeah, I re-spool every reel for the new season every year, which is another reason for the question as I haven't needed to use the spod yet so can re-spool with what is suggested on here for the season ahead with it. As said, its rare I use it loads at range but don't want break offs to happen ever again ideally.

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   Old Thread  #7 29 Jun 2020 at 8.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wychwood Dispatch, I think it is. No issue with closer range spodding, both times for breakage have been at range (80yards+).
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   Old Thread  #6 29 Jun 2020 at 7.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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8lb Daiwa Sensor . . .nice and cheap - flies through the rings due to reduced diameter but always used with an ESP tapered shockleader or similar. . .forget braid on the spod/spomb . . .this set up just works and has stood the test of time for reliability and minimal crack offs.

Either way - always feather your cast before touchdown . . .
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   Old Thread  #5 29 Jun 2020 at 6.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
what reel are you using?

the line clip could be the problem
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