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#11228492 - 11/17/15 12:08 AM changing out line
West Texas FX Offline

Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 84
Loc: Midland, Tx
How often do y'all re-spool fluorocarbon line?

#11228527 - 11/17/15 03:50 AM Re: changing out line [Re: West Texas FX]
Longeye Online   content
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 9609
Loc: Little Elm
Every time I catch a SAL. Haven't had to change it yet.

#11228598 - 11/17/15 06:24 AM Re: changing out line [Re: West Texas FX]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 777
Loc: Texas
For short leaders that stay off the reel? After every trip out, I re-tie so I have a fresh junction knot on fresh line. The braid main line backing it up seems to last a very long time.


#11228726 - 11/17/15 07:45 AM Re: changing out line [Re: West Texas FX]
ezbassin Online   content
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12122
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I make that decision based on the condition of the line. Some rods I use more often than others so I don't change it as often on the ones that get less use. I change it often on my drop shot rod since it gets a lot of use and it is 12 pound test.

#11228881 - 11/17/15 08:41 AM Re: changing out line [Re: Longeye]

Registered: 09/10/15
Posts: 294
Loc: Jacksboro Texas
Originally Posted By: Longeye
Every time I catch a SAL. Haven't had to change it yet.

I use this for a general rule of thumb also ha!

#11228953 - 11/17/15 09:10 AM Re: changing out line [Re: West Texas FX]
Outdoordude Offline
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1951
I'm still using the same Seaguar I spooled up in January (fishing nearly every weekend this year). Landed a 30 lb blue catfish on 12 lb test that bit a squarebill last weekend so it appears the line is still good to go.

For rods that get re-ties all the time (using Texas rigs and jigs in rocks, for example), I'll re-spool when the line on the spool gets so short that I can't make a long cast without getting down to the knot, and then I'll save that line for leader material. So, maybe a couple times a year on frequent re-tie rods. For what I pay for fluoro it d--- well better last that long.


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