So… how does one avoid this?
I brought this Sage Evoke 10 to a fly shop to get the 30# backing I needed to go throw in the general direction of some decent sized tarpon. The trip came and went. The tarpon were no so interested, but I did catch some cuda and jacks on the Evoke.
As I was stripping off the line in preparation to send it back to Sage I found the unhappy surprise of some serious cross-winding in the backing.
What does one need to do to keep this from happening? I can only imagine how bad this would have been had I managed to stick one of those 60-80 pound poons. I’d like to not bring such a potential gear malfunction with me next time.