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07-19-2012 09:16 AM
nonick
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

I think shelf life of line depends on the brand..I've had Berkley and Stren both last years when stored in a cool, dry, unlit place. I had a spool of Cabela's line stored the same way, and I respooled with that stuff and consequently stripped it off after my trip because it for sure lost some strength. Minor snags would break knots, and the cope de grace was when I cast a 1/4 oz spoon and the damn thing snapped off. It HAD to be the only Hopkins spoon I had, too Not sure who made that line, but I was sure disappointed.

Good idea about that Cajun Red line..
07-18-2012 07:39 PM
earplug
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

I use braid for backing. It lasts about forever. Then I put on about 40 yards of leader.
07-18-2012 09:40 AM
Hogmaster
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

Another thing I do is buy the cheap Cajan red line to back all my reels.
07-17-2012 03:53 PM
kirbydog
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

Personally, I don't think the savings are worth it. Bought a big spool of YoZuri Hybrid 6 lb a couple of years ago and I think its degraded a bit. I keep it cool and out of the sun but I think its lost some as far as test lb's. Seems more brittle and prone to break.

Never thought of keeping it in the fridge.
07-17-2012 08:26 AM
jignpig
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

I wouldn't sweat buying a bulk spool of line. Keep it cool, dry and out of the light and it will last you a long time. I have only ever had one spool go bad and it was because I left it in the garage over the a couple summers in extreme heat... The only way to go in my opinion.
07-16-2012 04:32 PM
TheUkrainian
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

Do the manufacturers make any claims about shelf life:?...many just say replace it annually.
07-16-2012 03:12 PM
tepponogu
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

Quote:
Originally Posted by longdraw
I buy bulk spools of InvisX but they don't last me long enough to worry about deterioration. I've never bought any bulk mono or coPol. If you use alot it's worth the savings but if it's just gonna sit for a few years I don't see the point. You could always split a couple bulk spools with a buddy and use it faster...
Splitting spools is a good idea.
07-16-2012 01:39 PM
longdraw
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

I buy bulk spools of InvisX but they don't last me long enough to worry about deterioration. I've never bought any bulk mono or coPol. If you use alot it's worth the savings but if it's just gonna sit for a few years I don't see the point. You could always split a couple bulk spools with a buddy and use it faster...
07-16-2012 11:17 AM
fistfullafish
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

IMO fresh line is worth its weight in gold. Buy only what you'll use. I really dont think its worth the 10-15% savings you get on a service spool.
07-16-2012 11:06 AM
rivrunnr1
Re: Bulk line buying and Line life?

I always wondered about that too...
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