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Is it the braided line or the reel?


tbulhead

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I was trolling shallow with inline planers using two dipsey rods over the weekend. Whenever I got a fish, it was like reeling in a log (even a small fish). I noticed the same thing the only time I used the rods over the summer with the dipsys (with no fish on). The reels were old Daiwa Sealine and I do not know the pound or type of braid, but I bet the braid is at least 20 years old. Are both reels shot? Is the braid just so old that it is binding or rubbing against the pole/reel when wet? I had no problems using my 2 new downrigger rods with new reels and mono on them over the weekend. Any thoughts would be helpful.

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