How long do you keep line on your reels before changing?
@waxon67 wrote:If you loaded your baitcaster with line and fished it a few times...then decided you want different line on that reel, is there any harm in removing the existing line and spooling it to another reel? Keep in mind this line is fluro, only about 2 weeks old and fished maybe 5 times.
I would say that is am okay thing to do. Keep in mind that the line once at the bottom of your spool will now be on the top of your spool. I have tried that before and it sure is coiled. Unless you transfer the line to a large receiver reel then wind it back on to your desired reel. I honestly have had line on a few of my baitcast reels for up to 2 years and still fished just fine. I keep my reels clean and before I store the reel, I spray on a spray called Real Magic. I coat the line. Then I store the reels in a soft bag or back in it's original box and keep it in a nice cool climate controlled area. As long as the line is not in a super hot garage, they should keep just fine. I recently just fished with 6lb Fluoro at the SFD event and that Fluoro is like 2 plus years old. Casts just fine and still is just about 100% of it's breaking strength that I can tell.
I also use a lot of backing now. On just about all my reels, except the shallow spool reels, I will put backing of 15lb Power Pro. Then I wind on a top shot of Fluoro or Mono. The Power Pro never goes bad. This way I never need to fill up an entire spool with mono or fluoro.
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