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just started using some braid Power Pro 20lb on my spinning gear about 2 months ago.

wondering... how often do you change it out? how do you know when to change it?

thanks..

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never ... when it gets too short to cast ive had it on some of my set ups for nearly 2rys im sure others on here have had it longer than that

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This is my 3rd year on one spool...

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I've never changed it unless it gets to short to cast.

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kinda the way it seemed to me...

i haven't noticed any wear...fraying or really any reason to even retie my knot (do you retie?)

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I'll echo the others; I don't change unless enough has been cut off to affect casting.

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kinda the way it seemed to me...

i haven't noticed any wear...fraying or really any reason to even retie my knot (do you retie?)

You should retie especially if you are fishing rocks . It cuts the crap out of braid.

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You should retie especially if you are fishing rocks . It cuts the crap out of braid.

not sufix 832.

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Never.

Replace as needed, but check your line frequently for cuts

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I usually swap it out every year or two, or if it gets too short from retying too many times and I can see or feel the knot after a long cast. Sometimes I reverse it by reeling in onto another reel so that I'm fishing the fresh end. I put only a minimal amount on the reel (45-70 yds), so it's not much of a loss. I have gone three years before on one spool, but I didn't like that the line had lost most of it's color by the end.

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Freshwater, hardly ever

Saltwater often for each reel

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These responses are impressive. Sort of blows up the "expensive" label. Braid looks like a tremendous value to me.

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Going on 3 yrs on some spools and when it got to short for a good cast I just used to uni to uni knot to put more on the short spool.

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thanks for the input.

i'll pay more attention to my knot..

and i agree.... it doesn't seem as expensive if i can get the long term use out of it.

the "take it off the spool and use the back end as new" is a good idea too.

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I got 2 on a spinning rod,one is 4 years other is on it's second year...haven't changed them yet.I don't use them around rocks though.Don't care what anybody says rocks will fray it.If you feel the need to retie do so otherwise you'll be sorry.

I have one on a baitcaster this year sufix 832. I'm liking it a lot,but the first few cast that stuff bleed green hardcore.It stopped now that I've used it quite a bit.I use it for topwater frogs.

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I have some braid on it's 3rd season on one reel, but in all honesty it usually doesn't even last that long. Not because it needs to be changed, but because I've probably sold or traded the reel, moved it to a different rod, wanted to try a different line, etc. The majority of the time (unless I'm lazy) I fish with a 3-4ft leader however so the braid rarely gets worn. I've heard of people spooling the braid onto another reel so that it's reversed and you're fishing with the 'unused' side, haven't tried it but sounds like a great idea.

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for bleached or braid with colour loss, if you are concerned about the camo effect, use a chisel-tip, permanent green marker. I colour about 6-8" up. most of the time it doesnt matter but it may.

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With one exception, every rod I own has braid on it. Unless I'm fishing in the slop, a six foot flouro leader will be attached. I often re-tie the leader, but the braid just gos on and on.

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