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#11244143 - 11/25/15 11:17 AM How often do you change the braid out
HaulinBass02 Offline
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Like the post says, when do you change the braided line out? Telltale signs it needs it or just time on reel?
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#11244151 - 11/25/15 11:20 AM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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time on reel,..or if I want to change the setup on that reel..
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#11244168 - 11/25/15 11:24 AM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes Offline
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Braid can last a long time.... What I do is move it fr one reel to the other. Once it gets faded just tie the end on on new reel and reel it backwards on a new reel. Thus will put the faded in towards the bottom on the new reel and you double the life of your braid.
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#11244205 - 11/25/15 11:37 AM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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Never. Well almost never. Over a few seasons it does kind of soften up and get a little frayed looking. I like it tight and slick(get your mind off that) so that's when I change mine. It does fade slightly after a few seasons also but who cares?
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#11244214 - 11/25/15 11:40 AM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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I have some 65# on my frog rod thats on year #3.
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#11244288 - 11/25/15 12:09 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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When I was fishing a lot I used to spool up with braid, use it for a year then pull it off and turn it around and respool and use it for another year and then replace. I don't fish near as much anymore so now I have some on for about the last 3 years and seems to work just fine.
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#11244351 - 11/25/15 12:35 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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I usually get 2 seasons on mine depending on how many times I retie or cut baits off. If I have plenty of line on the spool, I will do what the others have said and spool one reel with the line from anothe. I only keep braid on 1-2 reels year around. Coach
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#11244455 - 11/25/15 01:09 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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If it white... I change it... I may swap it over once in a while...

I'll admit I break off a lot, so when it get 2 short to mess with I swap... I'm also a HUGE believer in mono backing so I don't use a lot of braid in one go.
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#11244472 - 11/25/15 01:13 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
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I change it when I start casting down to my backing. I hate it when that knot starts ripping into my thumb on a cast.
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#11244517 - 11/25/15 01:29 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
BigBassJake Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
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Exactly what Zach said... I have a few spin cast that are spooled with braid and then have like a 20ft flouro leader and I've only changed the flouro. The braids been on there for a few years.

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#11244523 - 11/25/15 01:34 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
HaulinBass02 Offline
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Ok that's good info there. Got some braid starting to turn white, been there for a year so I'll probably flip it around. I don't see how it could ever go bad but it definitely loses color after a while.
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#11244802 - 11/25/15 04:12 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: Fish Killer]
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Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
I change it when I start casting down to my backing. I hate it when that knot starts ripping into my thumb on a cast.


Me too or do what Zach does.

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#11244883 - 11/25/15 05:00 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes]
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: Lake Fork Guide Zach Hughes
Braid can last a long time.... What I do is move it fr one reel to the other. Once it gets faded just tie the end on on new reel and reel it backwards on a new reel. Thus will put the faded in towards the bottom on the new reel and you double the life of your braid.


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Great idea!

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#11244887 - 11/25/15 05:02 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
toddfish Offline
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Loc: East Montgomery County
Good question, many good replies. Thanks

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#11245150 - 11/25/15 07:37 PM Re: How often do you change the braid out [Re: HaulinBass02]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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never! or until it get so old it snaps check every once in a while with a good tug
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