Few things in fishing are more frustrating than hooking a quality fish and losing it because of line breakage. Kelly Jordan shares this line management tip aimed squarely at reducing break-offs with the simple and fast method of stripping and cutting off line outside the reel. He explains how to visually locate the section to be removed.
Be it spinning or casting setups, travel is tough on the portion of fishing line off your reel — most commonly between a lure and the reel. While affordable homemade rod sleeves and store-bought rod sleeves provide some protection, removing this critical ending section is the surest way to reduce breakage after jostling around, be it in a truck or boat rod locker.