Dealing With Frayed Lines
Here is the scenario of frayed lines:
You are reeling in one of your trolling rods, guiding the line with your finger when you feel a rough spot slide across your skin. You pull it back out and see a fray from an unknown event. It is about a rigger length out and you know you need to cut it out, but your bait is still dragging.
Tie a quick knot of any kind on top of the fray to mark its place in the spool. Then finish reeling in your bait.
Everyone sits and studies the fray! If you have to think about it, change it!
Now when you peel the line off the spool you will know exactly where the problem is and eliminate the “wondering if it came off and you missed it” question.