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I was wondering how long I can keep a bulk spool of line. I want to get McCoy Mean Green line and I only have 1 Spinning reel mainly because I use the bait casters. If I were to buy a big bulk, I feel like it would take me years to finish. Does fishing line get old or die with age?

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Keep it in a cool, dark area.  What if you change brands in a year though?

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If I change brands, then I will definitely have the bulk line sitting around for a few years. I hope it still works fine.

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Don't buy a year's worth of line unless you are going to use it.

Get smaller spools and try a few different brands before making

up your mind. Although I recommend Yo-Zuri Hybrid and Hybrid

Ultra Soft, I'm currently experimenting with P-Line CX Premium

and Gamma copolymer on a couple of rigs. So far, so good!

8-)

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Big spools are more economical. I have used them for some time without any problems. Mono needs to be stored in moderate temperatures and away from sunlight. I just took old line off of a reel that I had not used in over 40 years. I was surprised that I could not break by hand what appeared to be about 12# mono. I am not endorsing using line that old.

I use more Trilene XL in 12# than any other so I buy a big spool every few years and use smaller spools of the other lines I use.

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Does fishing line get old or die with age?

It depends on how you store it, I purchase 10 and 12 lbs test ( the ones I use the most ) in lb spools. Stored in a cool, relatively moist and dark place it lasts for years.

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i'm with Raul on this. i have a spool of 10# green berkley big game that i have had for at least 5 years... still good as gold. i keep it in the house, inside a tupperware and in a closet. plenty dark and cool :)

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I have been buying Pline mono in 3000 yd spools for years.  I do use it on more than one reel though.

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call or email the company and ask...  I did that with Berkley a while back and they guarantee 3 years of shelf life if stored properly with no deterioration.

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Treating the bulk spool with KVD Line & Lure Conditionor will help add life to the line.  I've alwayz bought line in bulk and the conditionor really helps during storage.  I still have a spool of Trilene that Im storing for the past 3 years and i use it to spool up my friends reels and it still performs great!

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that line you bought at wal mart in a pinch sat on a shelf in a stocking warehouse for at LEAST  a year....probably longer. :)

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