Life of Fishing Line
Posted December 20 2001 - 10:36 AM
Posted December 20 2001 - 10:52 AM
I change mono several times during the course of a season.
Braid I will let go for a couple of years.
Posted December 20 2001 - 12:10 PM
Posted December 20 2001 - 12:18 PM
Don't let your line be the weakest link...goodbye
...tis the season when it's good to have crabs...
Posted December 20 2001 - 12:21 PM
when i was pluggin the beach with mono i used 15lb or 12 lb big game and changed it about every 4-5 trips regardless of how far down teh spool it was...maybe i was freakish and obsessive about it but i noticed i lost a lot less fish and lure (to castoffs bail closures) because i changesd line often...that was just my opinion tho
Posted December 20 2001 - 01:08 PM
* From spiritual faith to great courage;
* From courage to liberty;
* From liberty to abundance;
* From abundance to complacency; * From complacency to apathy; * From apathy to dependence; * From dependence back into bondage.
Posted December 20 2001 - 01:38 PM
Posted December 20 2001 - 01:46 PM
As far as storage is concerned, make sure your equipment and spools are placed in a cool, ventilated and shaded/dark area! That will add a longer life span to your line regardless if it is mono or braid.
Posted December 20 2001 - 02:05 PM
Braid is a different story. I have one reel with Fireline on it that will be entering it's fourth season. I want to see just how long this stuff holds up. While it has lost it's coloration, it's still plenty strong. I won't change THAT reel until the line actually deteriorates.
Needless to say, a carelessly discarded tangle of line can be a deadly hazard to wildlife for many years, make sure it's not yours in the rocks!
Posted December 20 2001 - 03:08 PM
Posted December 20 2001 - 03:15 PM
You mentioned a great idea I have never heard or thought of, Reversing your line, but HOW! do you take the line off and then get it back on from the other end?
I would also like to reiterate what Flounder said , Disgarded line is deadly!!!! I would say 80% of my trips I come home with someone elses line in my pocket. Many times I have seen birds suffering because of disgarded line.
Posted December 20 2001 - 03:19 PM
Posted December 20 2001 - 03:23 PM
Just pay attention not to put twist into the line as it goes from spool to spool.
Posted December 20 2001 - 03:27 PM
Sorry - just the engineer in me.....
Posted December 20 2001 - 03:41 PM
Thats why I said a "couple" of empty spools.