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#10943980 - 06/27/15 05:44 PM How old is too old?
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Registered: 02/21/11
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
Rookie and getting my stuff ready to go to colorado.

How old is too old for fly line on a reel?

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#10944023 - 06/27/15 06:22 PM Re: How old is too old? [Re: Rockfisherman]
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My opinion only: If it has been well cared for and after cleaning and applying a little fly line dressing it stretches nicely and there are no cracks, particularly in the first 6 ft. then it is probably fine. Even if some cracks are found in the first foot or so it can likely be simply snipped off and a new loop installed. Having said that, considering the time and $ investment in the trip, if there is any doubt maybe a new line with the old line as a back up is a good idea. If it is a VERY old line, considering the pace of line technology maybe a new and improved version is available to boot. cool
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#10944105 - 06/27/15 07:44 PM Re: How old is too old? [Re: Rockfisherman]
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Thanks West

I think I am going to invest in some new line

Not worth it to jack up a day of fishing messing
With old line
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