Braided line and cutting thumb

Discussion in 'Fishing Forum' started by marshmob, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. jrchip1

    jrchip1 Elite Refuge Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    Currently living in Pecan Island Camp
    Don't let that braided line get wrapped around your propeller shaft. It can screw up your
    Lower Unit works.
  2. J.Bennett

    J.Bennett Elite Refuge Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    When I worked on sportboats I hated to see guys boarding for an overnight tuna trip with reels loaded with braid. That's what I personally used, but when 25 guys are fishing during a hot tuna bite, there's bound to be lots of tangles. Usually I was pretty good and untangling them and saving all fish involved, but when braid was involved, it would just saw off the fish on the mono and I'd almost always end up with a deep cut on one of my fingers from it. Never seen or heard of anyone cutting their thumb from casting though.

    If you're that worried about it, rather than KT tape get a 4" roll of 3M VetWrap for $1.50, take a sharp knife and cut the 4" roll into 3 or 4 smaller rolls and use that. That's what all of us deckhands used on the sportboat.

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