Hello all, having a few problems with casting braid, and need some expert advice. I'm using 16ft greys triplex (multiplier rung) shimano ultegra fixedspool, 20lb berkley whiplash braid, tapered shockleaders,improved allbright knot. I'm getting snapped due to the braid wrapping itself around the first eye of the rod(butt eye) when i cast. I,ve tried moving the reel down the butt and casting that way but stil results in the same problem. I thought the reel might have been too close to the bottom ring and debated taking the ring off . Could it be the knot pulling loops of braid off the spool? By the way the snaps seem to be occuring about 2foot away from the leader knot on the braid side and always seem to be around the first ring. Any solutions anyone? Thanks in advance, Ste.