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spomb cracking off

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right finally had the opportunity to use my spod rod for the first time the weekend but my spomb must have cracked off about 5 times throughout the course of my session. Im using a wychwood exorcist big pit 65 with 30lb braid loaded on there. Originally I was soaking the braid and using it for 10 minz or so but after about the 5th cast it snapped off so started wetting my braid after 2 casts which in the end didnt snap off, shud u be soaking the braid after 2 casts? i wasnt fishing at a very far distance 60-70 yrds if that, whats the best solution for me to stop the spomb cracking off as this got very annoying! up my braid or add a shockleader??

 

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i have never soaked my braid up to 100 yards, i only use a cheap braid off the net at 30lb and have never snapped off even with a fully loaded spomb. id say the braid was duff.

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Yh I'm thinking the braid is no good aswell but I have not had it that long so must be a crap type, spomb was only half full too and when my large one cracked off I tried the mini one and that still cracked off to!

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tapered shockleader with 10ib daiwa sensor, never had a crack off. its either dodgy braid or its possibly wrapping round the top eye (or the butt ring tbh) during flight

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It does not happen to me very often but when it does it can be difficult to see and retrieve at distance. I attach a small float and foot or two of line to the spomb and then use a weighted treble hook attached to floats which I cast across the spomb to retrieve it.

 

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Why use braid on a spod rod? I use 12lb BigGame mainline and a very thick shock leader, cant remember the breaking strain of top of me head but must be 40lb! Never had it crack off ever!

 

Don't use braid on a spod/spomb rod. It doesn't stretch and is more likely to crack off than mono with a shockleader.

 

I use Drennan Grey Greased Weasel in 40 or 60lb, or even Black 30lb Amnesia as my shockleader with the spod rod and not had a crack-off while casting.

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after having a very similar problem myself I asked the same question on here & the advice I went with was to swith to a mono mainline with a leader.

 

I have started using a 12lb mainline with a 30lb braided leader ( lenght of the rod with at least 6-7 turns on the reel) and have yet to crack off again !

 

As I said I faced a similar issue & wasnt sure if was duff braid, or beacuse they braid kept drying out or if i had over filled the spool and the line was wrapping around the rings. What ever the issue was its sorted now I have switched over.

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This has happened to me when i havnt raised the rod before spod hits clip. Rod acts as a shock absorber if held upright. If u r pointing rod at spod when it tightens to clip u willget crack off

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