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#11766378 - 08/08/16 09:29 PM Braided line lifespan
Richbirdhunter Offline

Registered: 08/06/16
Posts: 33
Loc: Flower Mound, Tx.
I was wondering how long you should store braided line on the original spool? Should I stick with 300 yards or jump up to 1500 yards and have it around for a couple of years?
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#11766986 - 08/09/16 08:56 AM Re: Braided line lifespan [Re: Richbirdhunter]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I would think if you kept the spool in a Ziploc bag it would last many years.
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#11769382 - 08/10/16 11:20 AM Re: Braided line lifespan [Re: Richbirdhunter]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Richland-Chambers
I have spools of braid that I have kept in the house for 4 years with no loss of quality. I keep a roll or two on the boat for up to two years and haven't noticed any loss of quality. On my reels, I switch it out every year at start of season.
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#11789729 - 08/21/16 11:26 PM Re: Braided line lifespan [Re: Richbirdhunter]
HumanSeine Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Loc: Mckinney,Tx
I fish fresh water but I have 3 reels that have had the same braid all three years. Now I fish probably 60-70 days a year so that is pretty good lifespan in my opinion. I use power pro.

Edited by HumanSeine (08/21/16 11:26 PM)

#11789860 - 08/22/16 06:56 AM Re: Braided line lifespan [Re: Richbirdhunter]
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Dang near forever I think. I recently hauled out my old reels. Twenty year old braid is still just fine. I ain't changing it either.


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