Hi all, I'm aware it's been a big topic in the past & will crop up again but after searching this topic a lot recently I'm still not able to fully understand the problems I've had.
I had a Sonik Sk3 spod rod with a Stillwater extreme spod reel loaded with 20lb Berkeley whiplash pro green with a ESP shock leader, after having quite regular issues with crack offs & frapping I recently got a Freespirt spomb rod & Shimano spod reel which I loaded with 20b spiderwire ez braid with shock leader, which worked great until I realised that the line clip was fraying it badly but think this is more down to the unusual braid of the spiderwire rather than the Shimano line clip.
I stripped this off & spooled the whiplash from my old reel on but straight away it was frapping & cracked off, although it normally spools a good dozen or so yards off before this & is often after it's been retrieved under tension & wet.
Question is with whiplash being a good braid why is this happening? Is it because of the low diameter (breaking strain)?
Do I look for a higher breaking strain & diameter, not use a shock leader unless at real distance or do I go down the mono route with either a tapered shock leader or braid shocker?
Any info would be welcome, many thanks nick