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I was having problems with the fireline line snapping and was cursing at my ineptitude when casting or a bad batch of line until someone comented on that they had a problem similar and had nicks in the runners. so i had removed half a spool of fireline cursing the bad batch and loaded a new spool and the same problem resurfaced and thought maybe I should check the runners and not having a magnifying glass thought the chances were slim of finding a nick...until I could see where the line had been catching and fraying the line. So now do i try to find some fine abrasive to attempt to remove the nicks or retire the rod and then have an excuse to get a nother rod or get new runners fitted.... but the reel seat is also starting to feel like it is about throw it in and I have another rod by the same maker that the reel seat and holders rotated on the cork. So what is the best way to clean the burrs or nicks off the runners ? But if the rod keeps playing up..... NZ might find a rod covered in barnacles lapping the shore.