Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Buffdaddy54

6 year old line.

Recommended Posts

I have a Pflueger Trion that's 6 years old that has an extra spool which I just found. It has Pline Flouro Clear 15 pound test on it. Can I still use this or should I disgaurd and respool?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Id replace half of it. Leave the rest as backing, :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You shouldn't have any problem as long as the line wasn't exposed to high heat.  My largest fish ever was caught on 8# Trilene XL that was several years old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heat, water, and light can all take their toll on line.  I can tell you a dozen stories of my dad losing fish on dry rotted line.  For how cheap mono is, it's worth the $10 just to get a new spool. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why risk it?

Line is cheap and the only  thing between  you and the fish.

Its better to be safe than sorry.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why would you want to save the line?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Won't hurt to cast it to see how it works, but IMHO, it's too high pound test for good performance on a spinning reel anyway.  I would replace it with a name brand 15 pound braid, use a leader if you want, or not, and you'll have much better performance.  If new to braid, do some research on knots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For what it'll cost to replace, and considering it's the ONLY thing connecting bait to reel...  Replace it.  Not worth the risk of losing a fish, a bait you like or even having a doubt IMO.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Count me in as in favor of replacing it. Now if you told me you had 6 year line sitting around on the spool it was it came from the manufacturer on, you would be fine to use it. Since it has been sitting on the reel all this time on a spool that is much smaller in diameter it is probably similar in look to a slinky. I would just respool with fresh line, as the line that is on there is cheap anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I were closer, I'd give you some line. I lost more money in tree snagged lures by the end of January this year then I will spend on line. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15lb is too heavy for a spinning reel anyways, I'd replace it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why take the chance on losing the fish of a lifetime. I would strip the entire spool. Doesn't cost much and doesn't take more than a few minutes spool. No brainer to me- replace it all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone, will be replacing the line tomorrow. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    bass fish

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×