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I just started using Fireline this spring. It's pretty awesome stuff. I use 20# test and it has the diameter of 8# mono. I've been landing more fish with better confidence. How long do you use it between changes? A whole season? I fish about once a week for 3 hours when possible. I use it on 2 spinning combos.

 

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I don't have experience with Fireline specifically, but love braid on my spinning reels as well.  I would bet only fishing 3 hours a week you won't have to change the line until the braid starts to run low due to breakoffs and retying.  Could be years and years.  I use a fluoro leader and lose very little braid when I break off and re-tie, only a couple inches.  I'm on my second year with same braid on a reel and it has over 500 hours of fishing on it.  Other than losing color it still works great.

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years.

 

if the backing knot comes through on the cast, time to change.

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Thanks. Yeah, I was noticing it losing color. But I just had to break off the other day and it was very strong.

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Depends how much you use it and what your using it for, I've been using 30lb braid for flipping lately and cut off a lot of it to retie when it gets frayed.

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Braid can last years, I don't worry too much about it changing colors.

When it get low, it's time.

Mike

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I fished PowerPro 3 years. Then I flipped it on the spool, exposing the new line and fished it 3 more years. Im gonna change it this year.

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years.

if the backing knot comes through on the cast, time to change.

Yup, that's how I do it too.

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Fireline/braid can last for years.  Ive spooled it off and spooled it on the opposite direction just to get the newer looking end.  

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When it gets low on the spool

Ive had the same braid on my stradic fi since 2008...

20lb pp red...ok its more pink these days lol

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I will agree with everyone else in that the only time to replace braid is when it gets too short.  I haven't had it wear out yet.

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Forever. Fish it a season then reverse it and fish another. Fireline is a fused line. In my experience is doesn't have the shelf life of a quality braid, but it's still close.

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