I don't use a sinking line very often, so I didn't want to spend a lot on a line that I'd use only a couple of times a year. So last December I bought a Di3 #5 Maxcatch sinking line, didn't use it but did a bit of casting practice today in the garden to get used to it. After casting for about 20 minutes, I noticed that the first foot of the line had split in several places, and not just at hinge point of the braided loop. Never seen this happen before with a line. I'd kept the line in the dark so it hasn't degraded in light. Maxcatch lines often get a good review on here and I've found the floating lines good, but not very impressed with this one. Anyone found similar problems or have I just got a rubbish one-off?