My luck is starting to change but I am having line problems. First problem- using a shad headd and tightlining with a circle hook, I had a nice pull down on my rod, soon after the rod went limp, I reeled in and my brand new 25-lb test big game had broke about 3 inches above the hook. Now this was a nice hit, but nothing that should have broke 25-lb test line. 2nd problem, saturday I had the hardest hit I have had in 30 years of flathead fishing, jerked my very sturday bank rod holders and the rod in the river, I was able to get the rod back in about 30 seconds expecting to feel a nice fish, but nothing, I realed in and again my line had snapped about 4 inches above the hook. 3rd problem, I changed the line out on this reel, thinking maybe I got a bad spool of big game, I but on fresh 30-lb big game this time..Last night I had a good slow pull down and picked u the rod and slowy pulled back,,,fish on!!! I felt a very big flathead, felt the head shake a couple time then again the line went limp. what the heck???? I reeled in and again my line had broken about 5 inches above the hook htis time???? Now I have landed 3 flatheads in this spot over 50-lbs using just 20-lb big game, with ease, so I dont get it? It cant be the rod guides fraying the line cause I am not reeling it in far enough for the line to even touch the guides. I have been using bg lines for years and have never had it break, is it possible I got 2 bad spools? I think it is unlikely. I have had a terrible year flatheading, and I feel I have possibly lost 3 trophy fish in 3 days...Is it the law of avaerges catching up with me/ I cant remember the last time I lost a big flathead? And there is no snags where I fish that could be cutting the line? Any ideas, just plain bad luck on a bad year?