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    Does unused fishing line get old?

    I know, stupid question, but I just bought my ultimate extreme ultralight spincaster for the upcoming white bass run, and I had a spool of 4 lb test line that Ive never used. *My question is that I bought it back many a years ago, and just wondered if it loses its strength and memory (ok, probabaly not much memory on 4 lb test) with age. *I can easily snap the line with my hands but then again, I guess you can with any new 4 lb? *ive just never used this light test before except back in the years with the stocked trout in Guad, *but excited about going for the new challenge with not only the whites, but also blacks and anything else, but do wanna just make sure the line is ok. *Thanks!

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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    Throw the old stuff away and start fresh. Line is cheap and consider what you spend to get rigged, get to your spot, to buy a yak and all the other goodies it takes.

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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    yes line does get bad with age, just as any nylon object does
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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    Thanks guys, I just wasnt sure.

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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    The one thing I have found to help line last longer is I put in the extra frig in the garge, no sun no heat, and when I respool the beer is handy!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    Yes it does I usually change line every year maybe sooner than that.

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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    I've read that sunlight and heat will age it. I keep my extra spools in the house in a dark, cool closet. Don't leave it in the garage or a boat storage box in the heat of summer.

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    Re: Does unused fishing line get old?

    You can strip one reel and spool right up from another. This puts the unused portion of the line back to the top.

 

 

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