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Jul 21, 2021 16:45:54   #
FS Digest
 
Do you need to change your line every week?

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by Neglectic

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Jul 21, 2021 20:14:21   #
Whitereb Loc: Lake Guntersville Alabama
 
I don’t think it’s necessary. I change mine every 2 years. I put them up every trip. Have not lost one to rotten line yet. I fish freshwater if I fished saltwater I might change every year. Good luck

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Jul 22, 2021 06:20:08   #
rapala54 Loc: Nappanee,IN.
 
Stipe off some making sure no nicks or rough spots. Usually reti after 4 or 5 fish and kinda check line. Just a suggestion.

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Jul 22, 2021 07:46:58   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
That could get very expensive. Todays lines are far superior to the old mono that would dry out. Check for nicks n pull hard on it now n then. If you break it change it.

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Jul 22, 2021 09:42:44   #
Don Fischer
 
I add to it every year or two. Would do it every year but I forget! Take a 2 oz weight and cast as far as I can, cut the line and do it again then tie on new line and refill.

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Jul 22, 2021 13:09:13   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Grizzly 17 wrote:
That could get very expensive. Todays lines are far superior to the old mono that would dry out. Check for nicks n pull hard on it now n then. If you break it change it.


Agree. For mono u less you store rod in sun or hit trunk. Then it’s more often
I’ve had braid on for up to 4 years with no issues at all

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Jul 22, 2021 13:44:49   #
Justoldjim Loc: JUNCTION CITY, OR.
 
FS Digest wrote:
Do you need to change your line every week?

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by Neglectic


Only if it is the same woman

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Jul 22, 2021 13:59:00   #
Chuck56 Loc: Texas
 
Uhhh, no. Use common sense when it comes to your line. If you are using fluoro , get the best you can afford. When you are fishing, check your knot, and three feet of line closest to your lure periodically. If it feels rough , CUT ( do not break ) the line and re-tie your lure. Flourocarbon line is good stuff, especially compared to mono. Braid is also good stuff. Get the best you can afford . Other than the braided line fading , it will last for several years. I strongly suggest you purchase a good line conditioner . Use it on ALL types of line you use.....My 2cents.....

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Jul 22, 2021 14:11:23   #
BILLBYRD1 Loc: Prattville Al
 
Not unless you are fishing professionally, getting free line or not using braid. I change mono out every 2 yrs or as needed (needs, knots, etc.)

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Jul 22, 2021 15:33:15   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
The only fishermen I would imagine changing their lines every week, or so, and those professionals who are competing in tournaments and are given free line! There is not practical reason to do so. Just Sayin....RJS

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Jul 22, 2021 15:50:13   #
Gary Northrop Loc: Richland WA
 
I'm using mono I've had over 15 years -- being careful to keep it at house
temperatures AND IN THE DARK. I have braid bought when it was first invented,
and I still use it -- just so long as it is smooth and not frayed.

In the case of the mono, I mean I still occasionally spool up some from the
original spool, not that I've used it for 15 years! As Chuck 56 says, use a line conditioner
as some old mono can get stiff but stays very serviceable.

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Jul 22, 2021 16:17:04   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
Don Fischer wrote:
I add to it every year or two. Would do it every year but I forget! Take a 2 oz weight and cast as far as I can, cut the line and do it again then tie on new line and refill.


I like that idea

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Jul 22, 2021 17:11:42   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA
 
Justoldjim wrote:
Only if it is the same woman


Classic!

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Jul 22, 2021 21:32:28   #
Manuel Garcia Loc: Bend, Oregon
 
My favorite is Cajun line (red) because I can see fading or sun damage and will cut the line damaged by the sun. Once it gets down I will replace the rest, May be every 2 years. It is just as efficient catching fish as any other kind or brand. I do it on all the reals from 6# to 20# line..

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Jul 22, 2021 22:45:10   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
[quote=Ben Bragg]Agree. For mono u less you store rod in sun or hit trunk. Then it’s more often
I’ve had braid on for up to 4 years with no issues at all[/quot. I've had braid on for a along time. I use line conditioner on everthing. I think it helps. I keep my good stuff in basement heat in winter ac in summer. I loosen my drags while in storage.

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