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#12171598 - 04/03/17 11:00 AM Braided line info......
Fish2222 Offline

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 296
Loc: East Texas
Assume I use 50lb Power Pro original braid on several rods.....How long should it last with weekend warrior type use?
I have some that is at least 3 yrs old.
It seems fine.
Just curious.
"Should your drama prove sincere, do it somewhere,"

#12171608 - 04/03/17 11:05 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
Kisndismis Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 622
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Unwind and reverse it for longer life. I usually go 2-3 months on the top, then same time on the bottom of spool before changing, if it even lasts!
Watch it happen, make it happen, or say what the hell happened. Capt. Phil Harris F/V Cornelia Marie RIP

#12171620 - 04/03/17 11:10 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
Barn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2172
Loc: McKinney, TX
It should be fine. Just color the faded part with a dark sharpie. If it starts to look too frayed then you can cut off several yards and you should be good to go. Also, you can pull it off to another reel and use it again. The used end will be at the bottom of the spool and the section that has never seen daylight will be at the top. This lets you double the use.

I spray all my lines with KVD line conditioner. I think it helps braid last longer too.

#12171649 - 04/03/17 11:21 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
prospec1 Offline

Registered: 09/17/13
Posts: 103
Loc: Fort Worth
I use Daiwa Samurai Braid and it's been on my frog rod for a year with no fade or fray.

#12171661 - 04/03/17 11:25 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
criglizard Offline

Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 331
I have used 65lb PowerPro for bed fishing and frog fishing, same rod/reel, for 1-2 years with no failures. Hundreds of fish caught over that period of time. Plenty of retying my knots, but the line doesn't fail.

I don't use anything smaller than 65lb on a baitcaster.

Edited by criglizard (04/03/17 11:26 AM)

#12171665 - 04/03/17 11:25 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
LinkLowrance Offline

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 444
Loc: On the Wheel
I've been fishing PP 65# on my frog setup since early February...Caught tons of fish on it. Same knot. I've dragged them over cables, through branches, etc. It's a little faded, but I'll keep throwing it for awhile longer.

#12206875 - 04/19/17 11:11 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
5Redman8 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2945
Loc: Forney
Braid lasts me a long time but I get nervous with any over a year old
Originally Posted By: Dubee
People wanting to learn, watching idiots that don't know what they are doing doesn't help anyone.

#12206924 - 04/19/17 11:39 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7076
I'm a charter member of the "Line Junkie Club of Texas", but I do have some reels that
I know have 1-2 year old braid, thumb

#12207001 - 04/19/17 12:15 PM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
Ian Fellenbaum Offline

Registered: 11/05/15
Posts: 259
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
My braid is at least a year old like stated above, just use a sharpee to darken the line
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#12207236 - 04/19/17 03:13 PM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
Cmack Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/04
Posts: 583
Loc: Onalaska,Tx
I've got 50# Power Pro that's been in use 6 or 7 years and other than fading is as good as the day I spooled it up.

#12207362 - 04/19/17 04:27 PM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
Fast Lane Offline
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Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 5810
Loc: Tyler, texas

#12207556 - 04/19/17 07:06 PM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
stringwise Offline

Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 205
I have some on my swimbait rod that is at least 5 years old, still going strong. I wouldn't worry about it at all. If it's all frayed up, that's another story but if it isn't, cast away.

#12207664 - 04/19/17 08:08 PM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
Slide_R Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5279
Loc: Richardson
I have never seen braid wear out and fail, maybe it happens eventually but I think most people just think they need to change it.
Robert Oleson
aka Slide_R

#12207677 - 04/19/17 08:20 PM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
bjankowski Offline

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 327
Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
I've never had it fail me, I just change it every now and then because I buy braid and fc in 1000 yards at a time.


#12208182 - 04/20/17 07:59 AM Re: Braided line info...... [Re: Fish2222]
redskeeter190 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1798
Loc: Knoxville, TN
The info on "reversing" your line is good well with FC and mono, as well....gotta save those $$$

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