09-19-2006, 10:16 AM
A week ago while fishing my line broke. This is a new one on me.
The line is about a year old, it has been fished about 25 times, it is a 300 grain sinking line masteries series.
It broke in the weighted part... the (what looks like weight) separated from the monofilamentů
Upon inspecting the line closer it is separating in a few places but is broken in 1 spot.
Any suggestions on fixing itů??
Is this common??
60+ dollars for line and it breaks???
09-19-2006, 11:55 AM
That line has a 5 year warranty. call s/a and they will surely replace it as long as they don't see any abuse to it like abrasions and cuts in the line from pulling it across pilings, oyster bars, etc.
Did it break at the weld where the sinking line is joined to the running line (at the color difference?)
I have had many airflo lines break there because they have a problem with their welds but I've never had an s/a line break.
Call the dealer you purchased it from to see if they will replace it first and if not call s/a. Make sure you have your receipt.
09-21-2006, 10:47 AM
My advise being a Mastery Dealer is to send it back directly to SA.
They will replace the line. Just send a short note along with the line and all your address information.
I've never seen a line break without being knicked or damaged.
Stuff happens sometimes but its good to know that they will replace the line.
If you have questions, you can call the shop at (717)509-3636
09-21-2006, 11:24 AM
You probably shouldn't use 50 pound mono as your leader. Ok, just kidding but follow the instructions above and you should be fine.
I've heard of people casting into a school of bluefish and a blue actually cut through the line somewhere in the middle. That's an expensive blue right there. If I remember correctly this happened to Brandon on an offshore trip one year.
09-22-2006, 08:33 AM
I took the line back to the fly shop I got it from. They were great and sen it back for me and set me up with another line till it comes back.
Big Props to Fly Fish The World in Richmond, VA