How To Avoid A Big Redfish Breaking Your Line At The Bail
By: Tony Acevedo on February 6, 2019
Nothing gets me going like winter time bull reds.
I was sight fishing the other morning when a big one hit my soft plastic and started pulling drag.
Right as I was going to anchor up (he was pulling my kayak like Rudolph pulls Santa’s sleigh), he broke me off.
Breakoffs can happen in several different places: at the bail, at the line to leader connection, at the line to hook/lure connection, or anywhere in between.
Gills, teeth or rocks are common causes of the “anywhere in between” scenario.
This particular breakoff happened at the bail, and in the video below I’ll go through three ways fish can break you off there.
Watch the video for some tips on how to save heartbreak and not get broken off as I did.
How Fish Break Your Line At The Bail Roller [VIDEO]
Hope you enjoyed the video!
It was quite a disappointing event, but at Salt Strong, we always say, “Fail forward!” This was a reminder for me of the importance of keeping the pressure on the line, and an opportunity for you to learn from my mistakes.
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