Hi fellow kakis,
Over the years i have been using spinning reels for local offshore fishing. When i hit a snag i just use my hand to grip the whole spool and wait for the line to snap, ok so far so good.
So recently i decided to buy a bc reel to try for tenya fishing, loaded it with 30lb sufix line. Then I hit a snag and i as a habit i was thinking ok grip the spool. Suddenly i look down at my reel, omg
BC reel how to grip the spool. So i tightened the drag to the max and placed my thumb as hard as possible on the spool, $#@! Line is still coming out, really starting to panic now. Lucky the boatman noticed and came over to help. I was just minutes from loosing the whole spool of brand new braided line
. Luckily everything ended safely with the boatman 'cursing' the braided line as he himself almost kana drag overboard.
So TL;DR, i want to ask how you guys stop/break the line when you hit a snag on a BC reel?