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When is a good time to change your line?

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I change mine about every year unless i start having problems with it or run low.

What about you guys?

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It depends on your line usage, and the memory of the line. Also certain types of line will break down faster than others. Personally my line gets replaced about every 3 months. Look for your line to curl, and look for there to be places in your line that are whit and crusty. When you get there its time to change out your line. Also keep an eye on your line and make sure it isn't nicked beat up, if so cut that section of your line out.

Good Luck,

Peter

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I replace mine when it gets low, regardless of time frame. Line can last for years if stored properly.

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Would depend on type of line, how much use it gets (and abuse). When I fished mono 2 0r 3 times a year. Using copoly now so hopefully I can get more use out of a spool...

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Mono every other trip; Braid when ever I get tired of it ;)

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It depends greatly on where I fish, the rigs I use for certain lakes every 3-4 months, in other lakes with other rigs every 3-4 trips, in one lake in particular after each trip.

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I use regular mono, Stren to be exact, and I change mine anywhere from once a year to maybe twice, once at the beginning of the season in early spring and once at mid to end summer.  Gets me through to the end of autumn that way and then I'm pretty much done fishing until spring again.  

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CXX I'll change about every third trip, and with fluoro I just check it frequently for nicks and abrasion, and it ends up lasting a month or so of constant use.  

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I use braid with a fluoro leader, I don't have to touch the braided section at all cause if anything get nicked or cut it's usually in the leader which I can change out easily.  I have braid on my main BCer for about a year now and there's about as much braid on there as when I first spooled.

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Being a tournment fisherman, I change my lmono and fluorocarbon just before every tournament.  However, since I started using KVD Line and Lure Conditioner I've been able to drop back to once every 2 tournaments.  As for braid, whenever it gets too low to make a long cast I swap it out and put fresh braid on which happens maybe once every 2 1/2 years.

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Dang, not changing your line for a year or more? That will never happen to me haha. I change my line when either I run out of enough line to use, or mono every other trip, my floro, not sure yet, just started trying it out on my new combo, and its lasting a long time, braid, either runs low, or I get sick of the way it feels because that layer that makes braid stiff comes off and it becomes super limp. Line is something that I don't like playing around with. I don't like breaking off fish. Hurts me for weeks, lol.

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Mono every day that it is fished.

Braid when I feel it needs it. Usually 4-6 trips.

All reels with mono have backing, so I am not replacing a full spool each time.

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On the rods I use regularly, I'll change mono about once a month, or 6 to 8 fishing trips. I continually check the first few feet and remove line that's nicked or kinked.

I don't remember the last fish that broke off...knock wood.

I would prefer to use Trilene Flouro, and change line more often, but that can REALLY get expensive fast. Big Game is cheap and strong and works well for my needs.

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I replace mine when it gets low, regardless of time frame. Line can last for years if stored properly.

I'm with you Marty, I just wait till they get low, I sometimes have 8 rods laying on the front deck, with about 8 more in the locker. I use so many deferent lines I would go broke changing them on a schedule. How do you store your rods?

Thanks

Joe

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Please note my reply to Marsh Master's query about line.

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My mono and fluoro line gets changed every 2-4 trips depending on the lakes I'm fishing. I always change line before a tournament.  Better safe than sorry. For braided line I change it when it starts to get frayed or faided, or when I simply want to put on fresh line.

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