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  • Spider wire x8 casting issues

     LoganD updated 3 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • LoganD

    July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    This has been driving me crazy and I am at a loss… just bought 30# spider wire x8 for my baitcaster and I couldn’t cast. The line would go out fine for about 20 ft and then just come to a hault. About the fifth time I tried to cast, the line actually snapped near my reel and my lure went flying. Has anyone ever had an issue like this

    Additional info:

    First reel I tried was a lews custom xp. After that didn’t work I spooled some on my silver max but added mono backing this time, same result.

    It never bird nested, just seemed to dig into the spool

    I tried a handful of lures ranging from 3/8-3/4 oz

    I tied a 1 oz sinker on its own and could cast that a mile with no issue. I made a handful casts to break the line in, but putting on a 1/2 oz lure right after didn’t work.

    I re spooled multiple times and I’m confident that I couldn’t have had my line much tighter.

    I also spooled my pen pursuit lll with the same line and have had zero issues, but That’s a spinning reel.

  • MJR808

    July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Maybe lure is too light and you need to adjust spool tension?

  • slimshifty00

    July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    To be honest, I hate spiderwire. Even if you buy their absolute top tier line, it’ll be outclassed by so many other options and just give you constant issues. Although many people use and swear buy 30#, I NEVER go below 50# braid on baitcasters. It’s not fool-proof nor guaranteed, but it seems 50# and above is the sweet spot for braid never digging into itself(barring an ungodly snag that won’t come loose). Go with PowerPro Braid 50# and test it out. I’m not a fan of mono backing although that’s dealers choice. Straight braid or braid with a leader if that’s your forte. Also, I assume you know and do it yourself, but make sure the brakes and tension knob are set correctly and check your reel and guides to make sure you’re not missing any rubber/plastic guide rings and there’s no sharp edges that could be cutting/fraying the line. Best of luck!

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