I’ve been struggling with wind knots since I first purchased this reel, 6000X. I’ve been really aware of how the first loop goes on the reel and it has helped somewhat. Some of the knots though were 5-20 feet from the top of the line so not sure what to think about that. Hard to ensure there’s no loops like that at night in the dark tho. I’ve tried other reels on this rod, GSB 1201M, and they’ve had no issues.
Lowered to 30lb braid from 40 lb and had it spun on by a shop after I lost my favorite popper last week. The rest of the week went without a hitch. Hopefully this makes a difference.
Love the durability and drag on this reel. It’s been dunked numerous times and dropped on rocks and sand with no issues so far. When I serviced it after the season last year I noticed some water intrusion in the anti-reverse clutch area. I wasn’t surprised or alarmed. Happens.