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#11075834 - 08/31/15 09:40 PM Braided line life?
Worm Dunk Offline
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Registered: 03/08/13
Posts: 200
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx
I have a couple of reels that I am using with braided line that's over 2 years old. It is still strong, but how old will you guys let braid get before you replace it?
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#11075845 - 08/31/15 09:45 PM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Worm Dunk]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 478
Loc: Coppell, Texas
once it gets dryed out and changes color is when i usually change. does it really lose any strength? not really. It will cast a lot better though.

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#11075984 - 08/31/15 11:24 PM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Worm Dunk]
OnEm247 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
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Loc: Tyler
You can take another reel and spool your old braid from one reel to the other. I normally don't do this but have in the past a few times and it works fine, especially if your not using backing. Most of that braid that gets spooled on first never sees the water, so it's basically new.


Edited by OnEm247 (08/31/15 11:36 PM)

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#11076109 - 09/01/15 06:38 AM Re: Braided line life? [Re: OnEm247]
Hook'em79 Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
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Loc: Ray Roberts
Originally Posted By: OnEm247
You can take another reel and spool your old braid from one reel to the other. I normally don't do this but have in the past a few times and it works fine, especially if your not using backing. Most of that braid that gets spooled on first never sees the water, so it's basically new.


I do this and it works great.
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#11076137 - 09/01/15 07:04 AM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Worm Dunk]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
I suspect braid will be here long after we are all gone. smile

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#11076149 - 09/01/15 07:15 AM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Ken A.]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I suspect braid will be here long after we are all gone. smile
haha. This!!!

Not too long ago, I fished the Missouri River in South Dakota with a 45 year old reel and 45 year old braid. Thank goodness I didn't get a bite. Lol. It was hard enough to cast it. I don't know that I could have reeled it in with a fish on it. But the braid was still on it when I was done. Lol
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#11076221 - 09/01/15 07:59 AM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Worm Dunk]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Yep, the life of braided line is only something your grand kids need to worry about. The line way outlasts the dye used.
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#11076264 - 09/01/15 08:19 AM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Ken A.]
Dr JL Offline
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Registered: 01/01/11
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Loc: Aledo, Texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I suspect braid will be here long after we are all gone. smile


That's pretty funny there!
Yes it lasts a long time.

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#11076608 - 09/01/15 11:37 AM Re: Braided line life? [Re: Worm Dunk]
TBassYates Offline
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Registered: 12/21/01
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Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
When I fished a lot I would use braid for a year and before the next year started I would pull the braid off turn it around and respool it for that year and then change it out the next so I got 2 years out of it.
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