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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Fishing Related Discussions » A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019

A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019

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1A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019 Empty A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019 on Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:36 pm

SP Dan

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Well folk's ... a new fishing season is now upon us.
I always like to start my season off by tuning-up all my gear.

I'll grease, oil and tighten-up all the screws on my reels,
rinse, dry and then wipe-down my rods and their eye-lets with WD-40.
Change the braid line on all my reels (if needed).

And get ready for the next BIG one! Thumbs Up

I hope that everyone has a great 2019 Season!
Tight lines,

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I like to respool the mono in January and do the light maintenace. I will clean or replace bearings if I don't like how the reel is spinning as well.

I do have a question about braid. How long is this stuff suppose to last??


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I don’t have an answer to that question Jerdon.
But what I do is, every time that I re-tie a new leader, I will trim off 1 to 2 feet of the braid as well each time.

I’ve personally had braided last many many years.

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That is great advice Dan think I will start looking over all my stuff soon


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Thanks Dan everything Helps.

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I do have a question about braid. How long is this stuff suppose to last??

I believe braid is able to last decades if maintained/stored properly. I'll be more concerned with it getting fuzzy from usage than it actually "expiring". I have a reel that still has the original suffix braid I had spooled on it when I purchased the reel new. This was over ten years ago. No signs of weakening besides a little color loss on the top few yards. I cut off a little when it starts showing wear.

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I have some braid that is really fuzzy looking i have not changed any as of yet. Does anyone know can you pull it off and re-wrap it on in reverse. I mean putting the bottom on top?


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Yea, you can. As long as the other end isn't fuzzy. But sometimes it's better to just cut a few yards

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Yep, I need to teardown a few reels that I previously had either gotten soaked in saltwater or a little sandy from my surf outings. At some point though, I think it would be good just to send my Shimanos into the Shimano service center to get tuned up and back to normal. Perhaps some new bearings where needed.

10A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019 Empty Re: A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019 on Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:35 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like to respool the mono in January and do the light maintenace. I will clean or replace bearings if I don't like how the reel is spinning as well.

I do have a question about braid. How long is this stuff suppose to last??

For braid it should depend on the frequency of fishing with it. For my frog fishing combo, I'll change the braid out once or twice a season depending on how much of the slop I fish in. if I notice it fraying i'll switch it up.

my spinning combo i'll switch it out before every season because I fish it mainly in rivers with rocky areas.

my crankbait set up on he other hand has had the same 30lbs power pro on it for 2-3 years now and no issues. I rarely use that combo as much. my brother uses it more often but the braid still looks and feels great.

just check for fraying and you should be fine Smile

11A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019 Empty Re: A Reminder, Get Your Gear In Shape for 2019 on Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:36 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I have some braid that is really fuzzy looking i have not changed any as of yet.  Does anyone know can you pull it off and re-wrap it on in reverse.  I mean putting the bottom on top?

I don't use my crankbait combo often. last season I pulled off all the line and tied the previous outside line to the inside of the spool and re-spooled it up. it was as good as new.

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