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I have a new stradic 2500FI ready to go with  8# yo-zuri hybrid.  It came with a spare spool, so should I fill the spare up too?  The hybrid is supposed to last all season if I am correct.  How long can line stay fresh on an unused spool?  Should I switch them out every once in a while?

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I have the 2500FI also.  I have one spool filled w/ 8 lb P-Line CXX & the other w/ Sufix 20 lb braid.

With all the spinning reels I have w/ spare spools, I have one w/ mono & the other spool w/ braid.

When I spool up w/ mono, I use Reel Magic & spray some one after so many windings.  So if I don't use the spool the line on the spool stays fairly soft & will manage easily when it's time to use it.  

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Oh, I also using mono backing for both mono & braid.  I only spool enough of what I am gong to use, about have the spool or so.  So I have extra line when I need to respool later on.

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How long can line stay fresh on an unused spool?

Years, if not exposed to sun and heat for long periods.

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Spool up the spare and keep it with your tackle... it only takes one fish to wrap you and scar a full cast's worth of line and then you are using weak abraded line.  If it happens 2 or 3 times, you'll be out of line.  

Where we fish, we carry spare spools even for our BC reels and a spool of line to boot.  If for example, I'm t-rigging all morning, I often need to change line out over a sandwich at lunch time.  

Even if you never use it, a spool's worth of spare line is a couple dollars of well needed insurance, IMO.

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I usually carry a couple of spare spools of line in the test poundages that I'm fishing, just in case I need it. In fact, last Saturday one of our party needed to put some line on one of his spare spinning outfits and I was able to accomodate that. Cheap insurance, IMO:o)

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I like to have 2 spare spools for each spinning reel I bring. 1 with the # test I'm using on the other one. And the other one with a different # test. That way If conditions call for something different I can change it out easily. I usually don't change though. I like to find somthing that works and stick woth it. But like Popeye said it's cheap Insurance

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Well thanks everyone for your input.  I spooled it up with the rest of #8 line just incase I hook into something big and he runs all the line off my reel.

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