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13’ rod casting 5 oz. My money’s on the shock leader knot ripping the spool and cup apart.

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Likely options:

1: The push button will break before you can apply enough pressure to lock the line to cast.
2: The reel foot will break before the push button.
3: The shock leader knot ripping the spool and cup apart.

Let us know, inquiring minds want to know. :unsure:
 

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Just a suggestion. Change to braid and use a braid shocker. If your using 15 lb. test you are probably using 30 shocker. Have you tried the the modified Albright Knot, its a small low profile knot that is easy to tie.
 

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Just a suggestion. Change to braid and use a braid shocker. If your using 15 lb. test you are probably using 30 shocker. Have you tried the the modified Albright Knot, its a small low profile knot that is easy to tie.
Thanks Bill. That's probably the most logical thing to do, but the photo was mostly a gag. I have a strong suspicion that, regardless of the line or knot, the reel would explode half-way through a cast with 5 oz. of lead. Either the spool would get ripped off the spindle and tear through the cup, or the clutch mechanism would give out and I'd be in free-spool way too early. Either way, anything to my right would be in danger.
 

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If you do decide to give it a go and say what the he11, please have someone video the preflight, flight and after affect. That would make a great PSA for young anglers.
 
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