I recently noticed a pronounced crack in my Rio Mid Spey just above where the dark green running line meets the back portion of the yellow floating line. I've fished the line perhaps 3 dozen times and have also noticed some wear and damage to the coating of the last 12" of running line. My gut solution is to cut the junction of the running and floating head lines at the cracked portion of the floating line, eliminate the 12" section of damaged running line and whip a braided mono loop onto each terminal end of the line. I see this as being the best fix, but before I go hacking up a perfectly good (and expensive) spey line, does anyone else have any advice? I appreciate your comments and feedback.