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: line tear repair?

05-17-2005, 09:35 AM
I managed to put a small tear into my brand new SA Mastery IV sink line at about the 60 ft mark. Anyone know how or whether to repair this?
Many thanks!

05-17-2005, 09:45 AM
I've seen it done with braided mono. Do a google on line repair and this method should pop up...

05-17-2005, 04:09 PM
Worked for me...
While at a remote fishing camp only a float plane from the nearest mini-mart...'managed to encounter a prop... :mad:
After roughing up the suspect cut with some sand paper, I slid on some 30# braided mono (running line) and worked in a thin coat of AquaSeal...
...after an a few hours, a second coat to make it more slick and pretty.
In the morning it was a done deal and lasted out the week with no worries and ALOT of fish. ('still going strong) :D

But your local shop would be more than happy to sell you a new one! :rolleyes:

05-17-2005, 05:33 PM
It's happened to all of us. I have a method thats strangee but works well.
I just take a very thin piece of heat shrink tubing slide it over the cut shink it then coat it with clear finger nail polish/enamel so it becomes slick it works great for me.