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Ok our spools are filled up with new line. Once the line goes bad we remove it all even the line underneath it that's still good. I was wondering if anyone takes the line off and reuse it by reversing it or putting it on another spool so it's wrapped backwards were the good line is?

Or do you just throw it away and put on new line again.

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If it is braid you can re-spool it on by reversing it. Very easy line to recycle for more mileage. Mono, floro and copoly may not be worth it as the line has likely taken on memory from being on the spool. It may work in a pinch but I would just use it as backing and add 50-100 yards of fresh line or what ever amount you deem appropriate for the diameter of your line and spool size.

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Nothing wrong with reversing the braid.

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If my braid is getting low on a one of my deeper spool reels, i reverse it and spool it up on one of my shallow spool reels. 

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All I've ever used (so far) is mono.  If the spool is getting low, I'll pull off line till the spool is about half full, cut that line off, tie the new line to the old using an Albright knot and re-spool.  I figure most reels hold 100 + yards of line and I'm not casting more than 30 yards or so,  This way, I get new line on my reel and I get 2-3 uses out of each new spool of line I buy.

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I use Berkley Big Game & respool after every trip if it needs it or not. I'm not gonna lose a big bass over line replacement!

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Repace 75-80 yards at a time, the rest is backing.

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I fish in all types of conditions. I notice my line will feel rough probably because of abrasions it sees. I have my spools go low too.

But I hate wasting the line that's underneath when it's still new and unused.

If I can spin it around on another reel and still use it I think it's ok with stuff so expensive to replace nowadays.

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I use Berkley Big Game & respool after every trip if it needs it or not. I'm not gonna lose a big bass over line replacement!

 

youve shared a lot of wonderful knowledge and things on here about fishing. but i still cant get over people respooling every trip if they dont need to. ive used big game on reels up to 3-4 years now, and have never had a breakoff on it. i just think its a bit obsessive and very wasteful to change line that doesnt need to be changed....

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The weakest link between you & the biggest bass of your life is your line!

Y'all may be willing to bet you didn't miss a tiny nick or put your trust in a knot, I AINT!

I'm already trusting in one knot!

At $7 a spool its cheap insursnce ;)

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I change light # test every time out (10 and under). Heavier stuff every other trip out.Catt is right,Big Game is pretty affordable to change out on a regular basis.

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There's no reason to get rid of all the line on a reel because most of it will never see the light of day.  On the other hand, I wouldn't reverse mono or take old line off of a reel to use on another reel because it will have lots and lots of spool memory.  The best thing to do is take off about half the line off the reel, tie new line to the remainder and spool it full again.

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i've done it with both braid and mono. i noticed that mono coming off one reel and onto another had huge memory issues, but somehow straighten itself out after several casts, no joke. i think it was p-line, mono coated with fluocarbon, it's super soft and smooth.

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youve shared a lot of wonderful knowledge and things on here about fishing. but i still cant get over people respooling every trip if they dont need to. ive used big game on reels up to 3-4 years now, and have never had a breakoff on it. i just think its a bit obsessive and very wasteful to change line that doesnt need to be changed....

 

I agree with all points! 

 

All you are doing is sending an excessive amount of line into the landfill to sit for hundreds of years. Totally wasteful. 

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I fish in all types of conditions. I notice my line will feel rough probably because of abrasions it sees. I have my spools go low too.

But I hate wasting the line that's underneath when it's still new and unused.

If I can spin it around on another reel and still use it I think it's ok with stuff so expensive to replace nowadays.

 

You are making no sense here. The slightest nick requires replacement. Low spools negatively impact 

casting distance. And although some use expensive line, there are lots of great lines that are dirt cheap.

I have bought 1 lb spools of Yo-Zuri Hybrid for under $30. With a little bit of shopping you can find 600 yds

for $12 or less.

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I use Berkley Big Game & respool after every trip if it needs it or not. I'm not gonna lose a big bass over line replacement!

 

X2.

 

Very important to have fresh line when you go fishing.

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I agree with all points! 

 

All you are doing is sending an excessive amount of line into the landfill to sit for hundreds of years. Totally wasteful. 

 

 

Excuse me but I turn it into my local tackle shop to be recycled thank you ;)

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If my line is rough or nicked its the last 60yards of it. The line passed that is still new.

Change your line after every outing....

I lube my reels and change my lines every spring before I start fishing. Then as the season goes by if my line goes low on the spool I change the line again. When I used one rod setup for everything I changed line more often. But with using more rod setups I change my line less during the season but my topwater and crankbait setup gets the most use.

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Let's see$

$150-200 reels no problem

$100-350 rods no problem

$15 plus crankbaits no problem

$7 spinner baits no problem

$5-6 platics no problem

$10 Tungsten Weights no problem

$2 hooks no problem

$4 gas no problem

$7 fishing line PROBLEM we wasting money ;)

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I change my line when it's needed, that may depend on where I'm fishing.  I always troll out my mono or copoly after I'm done fishing whether it's spinning or conventional, reeling thru my fingers I know if the line is good or not.  I see nothing wrong in adding line if low on the spool or reversing braid.  Open water fishing my line stays in good shape, fishing areas of rocks and coral my line can get pretty banged up.

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