Wire Diver Fishing in Salmon Pro's Connection Posted May 23 I used to run into this a LOT before I had the money to invest in reels with better drags. I was constantly bending hooks or snapping off leads. Couple of things that will help is to switch to longer mono leads as they give you more stretch. I've done double snubbers in the past but it doesn't help as much as you would think. The biggest thing is to loosen the drag as soon as the fish hits and before you attempt to take it out of the rod holder. Sounds like all other variables have been thoroughly discussed here.