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04-25-2014 09:33 PM
hobiecat Cool test Byron. I use 6lb xl basically all summer. Never had any setting around that long though.
04-25-2014 09:21 PM
max power Very interesting, I wonder if the newer verions of XL and XT are made from the same formula as the 80's and 90's versions?
I'm sure that I've got some old spools around but I never looked for them and assumed that they have lost their strength. I might have to search for them and try it out.
04-25-2014 01:45 PM
snagged up
My II Cents

All the manufacturers tell you to change your line way more than necessary IMO, of course they sell it.

The pro's do the same, they get it for free.

I feel the line for nicks after a catch regularly and every so often just trim the last 5 feet or so and retie.

I have a boat so if memory becomes a problem, after spooling I let the whole reel out on the lake and drag it for a while. Do the same with the spinning reels because after a while they tend to twist the line.

My current large spools are about 5 years old and I don't see a problem. Pulled a tree limb off the bottom when I snagged it at Chatty with 12 Lb. Got my lure back too.

A personal choice like all things in life, it's your money.

If the fish are active you can catch 'em with string.

Berkley Big Game is my line of choice as I have stated before.

And I talked to a fella that kept his line in the wife's underwear drawer, claimed it kept the skunk off.
04-25-2014 12:05 PM
eyehunter27 I bet the memory on those spools is horrible. It's bad enough on new spools. In that weight line it may not matter though.
04-25-2014 12:37 AM
JWurgaft Interesting for sure. I talked to a dude who swore by storing line in the refrigerator. Said it really increase the life span. ...
04-24-2014 10:22 PM
pistoldog I'd have never imagined it would last that long.

Go figure

04-24-2014 09:16 PM
Originally Posted by netboy View Post
Mono lasts a long time if you store it in a ziplock and keep it away from direct sunlight.

IMO.. the worst thing for it is sunscreen. Be sure to wash your hands after applying sunscreen and before you touch the line. That stuff will take the paint off your cabinets!
Anything with deet will also eat it up. Interesting test. Thanks for sharing.
04-24-2014 09:06 PM
boondock Crazy stuff
Wouldn't have guessed that
04-24-2014 07:55 PM
snagged up
My II Cents

I think you proved that aged line is still useable. I have some older line and have not had any problems.

I buy large spools so it takes time to use it up.
04-24-2014 07:10 PM
WestSloper Interesting
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