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My experience is on a baitcaster and I don't have a issue with memory. It's so inexpensive I will respool all my reels before the heavy fishing of spring each year.

I would think if it was a heavy line like a 20+ lb test memory could be worse but I only use 12lb and it works pretty much for a season kept indoors when not in use. 

Again it's such a inexpensive line it's not a issue if you wanted to change it say 2 or 3 times a year. Sometimes mine gets changed when I feel like it has taken a beating more than normal. I recommend it as it is a very good mono especially for the $. 

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Berkley Trilene Big Game Line  mono  15lb  TW gets   900 yds for  $9 or   $1.00 per 100 yds 

If you by 1lb or 3lb bulk spools it's often even more cost effective.

In comparison Seaguar InvizX Fluorocarbon Line 15lb - 200yds $ 25  or  $ $12.50 per 100 yds

Useing 2 shots of KVD line & lure conditioner before each trip helps all mono out.

 Best bet is to Change out the top shot BEFORE you think you need to - for $0.50 cents (or less) it's a good piece of mind.

A-Jay

 

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A little memory isn't a bad thing.  Without it, your line would spring off the spool.  The more you fish with it, the less memory is an issue.

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Thanks. How long before y'all change out big game. I don't fish tournaments so it won't be before every tournament

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Depends on how much use and how much exposure to the sun.  Once a month down to a couple times a season, depending.

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I use 10-15# big game on most of my casting gear it does cast like a skinny on the first cast or two but once it's wet it softens up and handles very well.  I change it every spring and never had any problems doing it that way.  My gear is stored in a non temperature controlled environment all week long.  Then left outside on the boat or leaning against the camper under an awning so some shade and protection from rain but not much for the weekend.  It still seems to hold up all season for me.

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 I will respool all my reels before the heavy fishing of spring each year. Sometimes mine gets changed when I feel like it has taken a beating more than normal. Of course my rods are stored inside the house or inside the rod locker when not in use. 

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I fish 6-8 times a month so I change line every other trip, sometimes every third trip if I anit fished heavy cover.

I've found the more often I fish the less "coil" Big Game has & the longer it sets the more "coil".

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I can't speak for anything over 20 lb Big Game, but I use 12 lb and 20 lb and don't have any problems with excessive memory. I don't think the line memory of Big Game is any better or worse than other brands. I do use KVD line conditioner the night before I go though, which makes a difference IMO. Any more, I change out the line every 2-3 months because I only get to fish once a week for the most part. When I fished more, it was once every month or two. 

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I change my reels with Big Game about once a month during the summer. It's so cheap I can't see risking losing a fish over trying to save a dollar or two. 

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When I fished with mono, I changed my line several times throughout the year. The UV sunlight breaks down the material. I'm sure it doesn't happen very fast...but since it is so cheap to buy, I would replace it as is wore, it seemed to become even more stiff, and brittle.

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Big Game ... Bass fishing

Looks close enough for me :) 

Just curious what exactly do you think it was made for?

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Just now, S. Sass said:

Big Game ... Bass fishing

Looks close enough for me :) 

Just curious what exactly do you think it was made for?

I don't know I just assumed since it comes in such high pound tests it's made for bigger fish but I must be wrong 

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2 hours ago, trick worms said:

I don't know I just assumed since it comes in such high pound tests it's made for bigger fish but I must be wrong 

Oh don't know I was asking but I always thought that it was made for bass fishing lol

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On July 13, 2016 at 11:23 AM, A-Jay said:

Berkley Trilene Big Game Line  mono  15lb  TW gets   900 yds for  $9 or   $1.00 per 100 yds 

If you by 1lb or 3lb bulk spools it's often even more cost effective.

In comparison Seaguar InvizX Fluorocarbon Line 15lb - 200yds $ 25  or  $ $12.50 per 100 yds

Useing 2 shots of KVD line & lure conditioner before each trip helps all mono out.

 Best bet is to Change out the top shot BEFORE you think you need to - for $0.50 cents (or less) it's a good piece of mind.

A-Jay

 

AMEN………….

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I replace every season.  Unless I barely used that reel at all the previous season.

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