When I used mono, I replaced every 3 months regardless of use to prevent too much memory development. I no longer use mono, I use PowerPro braid on everything, except the downrigger rods are the strike causes a horrific amount of tension and I use Big game on that line only.
Capt. Craig Copeland
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