This Is When You Should Replace Your Fishing Line
How often do you change out your fishing line?
Depending on if you’re using mono, fluoro, or braided line, you may need to change it out more often.
So in this new video, you’ll learn what to look for to determine if you need to replace your fishing line.
Check it out below!
When You Should Replace Your Fishing Line [VIDEO]
Mono and fluoro lines become brittle over time and weaken when they’re exposed to saltwater and UV rays.
I’d recommend changing it out at least once every 6 months to 1 year.
And if you notice that it starts to coil, it’s time to go ahead and replace it.
For braided line, there’s no reason to replace it within a year.
A lot of it comes down to how much line you have on your reel.
If you’ve lost quite a bit of line (let’s say from a break-off or having to cut the line) and there’s a big gap between the edge of the spool and the outer edge of your line, it’s time to replace it.
This can affect your casting distance and with less line, you run the risk of getting spooled by a bigger fish.
Some anglers will splice on more line but I do not recommend that because that’s just another weak point in your line.
You only need 100 to 150 yards of braided line for inshore fishing so put on a mono backing and top with braid.
Another reason to replace your braid is if the braid is frayed or fuzzy-looking.
If it’s just color faded, you don’t need to change it.
Your line is your main connection to fish, make sure it’s strong and ready for a fight!
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