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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
    Thanks a lot for the explanation.

    The guides on the rod seem to be OK. I think eventually everything is expected to wear out. If the line was in use for 2-3 seasons before and I used the third season... Maybe it's time to change.

    As for the drugging the fish in... I have a tiller. If I got fish on one line and have another line or two out, it is impossible for me to bring other lines in... Saying that I never had much problem before. I never got really big fish yet....
    guides can look ok however if you swab them with a cotton tipped swab you might be amazed to find hair line cracks in the ceramics. the cotton will catch in any imperfection not visible to the eye. I run solo too. If you got one fish on and a line or two out by yourself you are doing something wrong. Its difficult yes but not impossible to bring in an extra line by yourself. Now if there is someone else with you than it shouldn't be a problem at all.
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    Look up a double uni knot. thats all I ever use and the main line will break before the knot will. I use the double uni even for tying on a 2 foot leader of flouro on my perch or walleye jigging rods, works great and super simple you dont need to be a boyscout to tie it

    https://youtu.be/u7u82XaS3JQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    guides can look ok however if you swab them with a cotton tipped swab you might be amazed to find hair line cracks in the ceramics. the cotton will catch in any imperfection not visible to the eye. I run solo too. If you got one fish on and a line or two out by yourself you are doing something wrong. Its difficult yes but not impossible to bring in an extra line by yourself. Now if there is someone else with you than it shouldn't be a problem at all.
    thats great advice Im gonna try that with my rods at home, never thought about hairline cracks.

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    finsfurfeathers
    guides can look ok however if you swab them with a cotton tipped swab you might be amazed to find hair line cracks in the ceramics. the cotton will catch in any imperfection not visible to the eye.
    Yes, thanks, I checked it with the cotton swab. Seems to be Ok. I think the line damage can come from other sources as well, let say from the reel's guide or cannon's clip/release or even from a cheater line...
    If you got one fish on and a line or two out by yourself you are doing something wrong.
    Not sure about this comment... I run two lines on LO alone and try to keep three lines if my wife is also in the boat. Not sure what's wrong with it...
    Its difficult yes but not impossible to bring in an extra line by yourself. Now if there is someone else with you than it shouldn't be a problem at all.
    May be it's possible , but I just don't know the best/proper way to do that. I don't catch a lot of salmon, just a few so far and getting too excited every time it's hard to find the optimum way. I just don't know if I should leave the hooked fish on the line (and may be even speed up the boat a bit to avoid unhooking fish) and spool in the extra lines? ... Not sure...

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    Look up a double uni knot.
    Yes, thanks, I figured it out too...

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    [QUOTE=MarkD;1120768]

    Not sure about this comment... I run two lines on LO alone and try to keep three lines if my wife is also in the boat. Not sure what's wrong with it...
    May be it's possible , but I just don't know the best/proper way to do that. I don't catch a lot of salmon, just a few so far and getting too excited every time it's hard to find the optimum way. I just don't know if I should leave the hooked fish on the line (and may be even speed up the boat a bit to avoid unhooking fish) and spool in the extra lines? ... Not sure...



    Quote Originally Posted by MarkD View Post

    As for the drugging the fish in... I have a tiller. If I got fish on one line and have another line or two out, it is impossible for me to bring other lines in... Saying that I never had much problem before. I never got really big fish yet....
    Sorry MarkD your initial comment was a bit confusing. yes you can have 2 rods out for every licensed angler on board.
    Just would suggest practice what you'd do when you catch the big one before the time comes.
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