Hi all !
I recently bought an Okuma Nemesis 8~17lb BC. Everything was fine until my line started fraying badly. The most serious fraying occurs at the line outside of my reel at rest (the line resting on the rod guide when you're not casting).
I suspected it was something wrong with the rod guide. I ran a q-tip and braided line "pulling" test (couldn't describe it in better way), it is by pulling the braided line up and down around the rod guide. No cotton was stuck and no fraying on braided line.
I thought it might be because I'm fishing in area filled with hydrilla , it might just damage my line. Cut the frayed line and tried it in open waters. Same thing happened. The most i cast, the fraying get worst (I do tie leaders)
Suspecting that it is a bad line, I changed a new line. However, same thing happened. Went down to the shop and had the staff checked for me, nothing wrong with the guides.
Read online that it might be because of cheap guides, not made for braided line. Can that be the case? My rod is a budget rod. Anyone with the same rod can share with me your experiences?
I know that line frays after usage. But for mine it's after every session and it frays like mad! It cannot be my reel guide because the fraying is the worst at the part of the line that is not going into my reel.
Sorry for my bad English!!