First time being spooled
Had to make a site visit down in Freeport yesterday so I decided to take some plastics and a rod with me just in case I got the chance to hit the surf. I finished what I needed to do around 2:00 pm so, despite the conditions, I hit the water just down from the Surfside entrance. After about the fifth cast, I felt a quick jerk and the line started screaming out. Since I only had 12 pound test on, I had the drag fairly loose. As the line was quickly leaving the spool, I tightened the drag down as much as I dared. I had no idea I could go from "OH YEAH....AWESOME...GREAT" to "UH OH...NOT GOOD...OH ****.....(pow)...@#$@%!!!!" so quickly. 180 yards of line in about 20-30 seconds and there endeth my day.
What do y'all think? A big jack? Never got a chance to see "it".