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Hi fellow drowners. Iam experiencing a lot of crack offs whilst feeder fishing using a Sonik SKSC 4000 reel. For some reason the line seems to get caught in the line clip on the cast. Ive no problem using my Preston Extremity reel. Any ideas
 

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Hi fellow drowners. Iam experiencing a lot of crack offs whilst feeder fishing using a Sonik SKSC 4000 reel. For some reason the line seems to get caught in the line clip on the cast. Ive no problem using my Preston Extremity reel. Any ideas

Probably worth turning the spool so the line clip is facing the floor when holding the rod.

Is it a button style clip that juts out a lot?
 

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Hi fellow drowners. Iam experiencing a lot of crack offs whilst feeder fishing using a Sonik SKSC 4000 reel. For some reason the line seems to get caught in the line clip on the cast. Ive no problem using my Preston Extremity reel. Any ideas
Take or snap the clip off.
Use part of an bicycle innertube as a line clip.
 

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I still use a 10mm wide piece of inner tube rather than a line clip as if you hook a big fish the line will come from under the inner tube.

First used this back in the 70’s when I was a teenager after reading an article by the late great Ivan Marks in his weekly Angling Times column, still surprised how many folk don’t use this instead of the line clip, as it’s a lot safer and kinder to your main line?
 

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Hi fellow drowners. Iam experiencing a lot of crack offs whilst feeder fishing using a Sonik SKSC 4000 reel. For some reason the line seems to get caught in the line clip on the cast. Ive no problem using my Preston Extremity reel. Any ideas

Actually line getting caught in the clip on the cast ??? There is line in the clip after the crack-off ? But the clip is below the core of the spool where the line is and down on its skirt. So the line would have to be slack (not likely on the cast due to weight of feeder/lead) and possibly blown back (facing wind ??).

Are you sure the line clip (and/or it's plastic seating) is positioned correctly - not leaving an edge or corner sticking up where the core and line are ???
 

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Check the line lay, if it is tapering in at the lip it may be spilling of the spool at the skirt end, may need adjusting by taking out a washer behind the spool on the spindle.
 

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Probably worth turning the spool so the line clip is facing the floor when holding the rod.

Is it a button style clip that juts out a lot?
Probably worth turning the spool so the line clip is facing the floor when holding the rod. ?

It is a button style clip but it does not gut out
 

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Actually line getting caught in the clip on the cast ??? There is line in the clip after the crack-off ? But the clip is below the core of the spool where the line is and down on its skirt. So the line would have to be slack (not likely on the cast due to weight of feeder/lead) and possibly blown back (facing wind ??).

Are you sure the line clip (and/or it's plastic seating) is positioned correctly - not leaving an edge or corner sticking up where the core and line are ???
The line is caught in the clip after it is cracked off. There was no wind
 

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Are you overloading the spool? Even if you were the odds of loose line catching under the clip would be extremely rare as the clip is sat in a machined recess. Has your line clip been heavily used in the past leaving it with a weakened spring and popping it out a little bit? Natural springiness of most mono lines would prevent accidental 'clip-ups'. Or are you using braid?
 

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Are you overloading the spool? Even if you were the odds of loose line catching under the clip would be extremely rare as the clip is sat in a machined recess. Has your line clip been heavily used in the past leaving it with a weakened spring and popping it out a little bit? Natural springiness of most mono lines would prevent accidental 'clip-ups'. Or are you using braid?
Not using braid. will have a closer look at the clip.
 

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Thanks for your replies guys. Will follow up on all your suggestions. Apart from putting it in the bin:cry::D
 
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