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Question by DA Yooper. Uploaded on December 11, 2009
I REPLACE LINE ON MY CATFISH POLES ONCE EVERY 2 YEARS IF I USE THEM ALOT. I MIGHT GO 3 YEARS IF I DID NOT CATFISH ALOT ONE OF THOSE YEARS.MY OTHER POLES I KNOW ABOUT HOW FAR I CAN CAST MY HEAVIEST LURE AND I'LL ADD ABOUT 20 FT EXTRA AND WHEN I START TO RUN SHORT FROM TYING KNOTS OR SNAGS I'LL CHANGE IT OUT.IT KINDA FORCES ME TO CHANGE OUT MY LINE AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.ALSO I KEEP MY POLES IN THE HOUSE SO THERE NOT SUBJECTED TO TEMPERATURE CHANGE LIKE IN A SHED OR SOMETHING..
For me it depends on how much you fish...I personally fish pretty much 3-4 times a week in the summer through fall...I usually change my line 1 or 2 times a year if needed...The best bet is to see when your line starts breaking a lot or gets knotted and tangled easy...I suggest for you to change the line on your fishing poles once a year...I hope this help!!!
I change mine about 2 times a year , once in the spring for trout season , then in the creeks it gets bad fast so I change it in late summer.
I would hate to loose a fish of a life time because of bad line!!!
I fish at least 4 times a week in season so between spring to fall i will replace my line at least 2-3 times. (i usually just respool the same line backwards because you dont use the whole spool, so i count that as changing it)
Pros change their lines before every event. Back here in the real world, "as needed/at least once a year" whatever comes first is a good way to go. Don't just look for abrasion and bad memory though. I fish a lot in FL and the sun will destroy monofilament pretty seriously. Salt and sun is a deadly combination. Since you posted this under Bass Fishing though, you probably don't have to worry about the salt issue :P
Changing line is so cheap, I do it every year, especially if you store your poles out doors or in hot cars.
Outdoors meaning in the garage.
At least once a year
Once a year after all it's cheap.
On this F&S blog is a site from John Merwin called the Honest Angler. Click on that site, great for fishermen.
When to change the whole line is pretty subjective, but it's a good idea to strip out 6 or 7 feet and cut it off much more often than you would change the whole line. This outer end gets beat up the most and gets weak spots. Some say only cut 3 feet, I think it's smart to cut off about the length of the rod it's on.
I change mine 2-3 times a year.But, the rule always applies if you see a knick or a weak spot.Pull out the lenght of the rod and restring.It also matters how much you fish.My wife says I go way to much.I tell her when you are fishing there is never enough.LOL!!!
I change my line every three months. Most of the fishing I do is in thick stuff with lots of submerged logs and underwater plants. I also go after big catfish and bass. There is nothing like the disappointment of loosing a good fish due to a line break. At less than $20 a spool, you should change your line at least twice a year.
Depends on how much you fish and the amount of abuse the line takes in structure.... Better to spend a few bucks than lose a fish... Last summer I was with a group bass fishing and we ran into an agressive pack of big muskies... We luckily landed 4 with bass gear... so... better safe than sorry..
A minimum of each spring.
I would say 1-2 times a year, depending on how much you fish and how much abuse your line takes. I got my rod from my grandma when my granpa died and it was 8lb test. My brother caught a 15in steelhead with it and when we went to pull it out of the water, the line broke. We later found out the line hadn't been changed in 6 years. This shows why you need to change your line.
it depends on how often you fish you could have to chang it out every couple weeks or every other year. you should always check your line as much as possible and if any nicks or twists are present cut about 6 feet off and your good to go!
once or twice a year depending on how much use
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