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#11803945 - 08/30/16 06:26 AM Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod...
Bucketmouth69 Offline
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Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 21
Loc: East Texas
Typically, how often do most of you, change line and do you have a system for keeping track of how old and what size and brand and or type (mono or flouro) of line you have on each rod?

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#11803958 - 08/30/16 06:39 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3023
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
When I break off so much that I start to get a slow retrieve from lack of line on the spool....or a huge backlash. Whichever comes first. Lol.
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#11803971 - 08/30/16 06:46 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
Mike_Soriano™ Online   content
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Once very few months. Floro-Seaguar red label or invisx, mono-Big game or McCoy, braid-power pro


Edited by Mike_Soriano™ (08/30/16 06:49 AM)
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#11803992 - 08/30/16 07:04 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Seriously though....my new Lews reels have a line indicator dial on the tension knob that I set to remind me that I have 12lb Seagaur on the reels. (I have 12 pound InvisX on every reel but 3). As for when to change? My sarcastic post above isn't too far off.
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#11804011 - 08/30/16 07:21 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
Brent S Offline
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2432
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
About once a year. Keep rods inside unless fishing.

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#11804022 - 08/30/16 07:32 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
Michael Curbow Offline
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Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 552
Loc: Frisco
I use colored electrical tape around the butt of rod so that with a quick glance I know what line size is on that combo. Red = 10 lb, Blue = 15 lb, Green = 20 lb
This covers how I fish and I just change out as needed.

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#11804086 - 08/30/16 08:15 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
lipjerk Online   content
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1667
Loc: Lantana,Tx
You could put a small sticker under the reel seat, and label line type/size and date

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#11804092 - 08/30/16 08:18 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
ldmtsu Online   content
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 64
Loc: San Angelo, Tx
I bought a label machine....and I put

"20FL"
"8/30/16"

in a very small font and the label will stick to the side of the reel or underneath the handle....that way there is never a questions what I have on the reel and when I strung it.


Edited by ldmtsu (08/30/16 08:18 AM)
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#11804125 - 08/30/16 08:33 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Braid main line to different leaders on all rods (except crig) has worked well for me.

I change out the leaders when I see or feel significant abrasion damage; so I change the leader on my flipping and jig rods as frequently as once every 3 weeks.

My crig rod is fluoro mainline to copoly leader. It gets changed when I see coiling or abrasion in the main line or abrasion in the leader; so I change those out about every four months or so. (don't throw crig often)

Over winter, I'll reverse the braid mainline.
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#11804154 - 08/30/16 08:52 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1348
Loc: Lake Fork
Change my primary reels once a month.

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#11804182 - 08/30/16 09:06 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
BMCD Online   content
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3500
Loc: Katy, Texas US
The Carbon-lite rods have a dial for line size. I always do a check on my line by tying a half hitch, cinching it and pulling on it. If it breaks its time to replace.

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#11804383 - 08/30/16 11:04 AM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 774
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Use a permanent marker and write it on the reel myself. I don't date it. You can see when you need more line. Don't over complicate things... I'm not a huge tournament guy, so I use the same line for 6-12 months on many reels and never had an issue.

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#11804671 - 08/30/16 01:40 PM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
stetson Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 319
Change Fluor every 2-4 depending on which rod it is and braid I never change it, seems like it lasts forever
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#11805013 - 08/30/16 04:59 PM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Michael Curbow]
Starkfishes Offline
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Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 291
Originally Posted By: Michael Curbow
I use colored electrical tape around the butt of rod so that with a quick glance I know what line size is on that combo. Red = 10 lb, Blue = 15 lb, Green = 20 lb
This covers how I fish and I just change out as needed.


This ... and I write the date on the tape with a Sharpie so I know how old it is. I typically change my line quarterly. Breaking off makes me crazy and changing the line quarterly keeps it fresh enough to not be able to use the "bad line" excuse.

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#11805023 - 08/30/16 05:12 PM Re: Changing Line often- System for Dates and line sizes on each rod... [Re: Bucketmouth69]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I don't change too often.. maybe once every few months. When I notice my casting distance is getting shortened because of the line kinking or if my spool is low, then I'll change it.
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