Line Reminders and Tips
I know we have been over lines before, but after reading a article in Bass Times
Thought I better go over it again. Some might be extra tips or just a reminder about our line.
Most anglers/consumers Don't realize line isn't
indestructible. It will break down over time and line makers know this.
Over exposure to the UV
rays of sunlight breaks down line and eventually will weaken line. A good example: you're on the lake and you have
about five rods on deck, well you can only fish with one so the other four are being exposed to the uv ray right on
"A bad knot is your worst enemy," says
Berkley (Tim Wiedow). "Take your time tying the knot; wet it and I do not cinch it down nicely." Here is another
tip and that is always check your knot after catching some of the hogs. The line can get frayed and break at the
worst time. Take it from me. I lost a mighty big hog this past fall not to mention a great Buzz Bait. Take
time to RETIE.
"Certainly, storage in
garages with high humidity will have a effect on line." That is from Sufix ( Ben Miller) and I feel like the same
goes for rods stored in rod lockers for a extended time.
Even when kept in dark,
climate - contolled areas, lines tend to weaken after three to five years of storage, this came from HI - SEAS
I can not see a rod sitting up for three to five years...at least at my house. If
you think the line has been on for a while and maybe exposed to the UV rays, here is a trick: tie the end of the
end of the line to a new reel spool and wind away. More than half the line you have on your reel has never touched
the water, it gives you a little more life out of the line. This is a good tip for line like power pro (Braid).
What I like to do is after each season take the power pro off and start off with new line for new season. The avid
fisherman / PRO will change line daily or weekly, you're talking money to them.
Extreme cold can
reduce the performance of the line:
- Monofilament becomes brittle after it absorbs water and starts to
- How about nylon? Well, I hear it does the same as monofilament; again absorbs
water and freezes.
- Fluorocarbon has the best resistance to extreme water temps, and that is due
to the Chemical Properties. It has virtually no effect in extremely hot or cold
- Braid also withstands the heat well. Superline products are made out of
gel-spun polyethylene, so extreme heat and extreme cold don't have much of a effect on
What it boils down to is to use the line that makes you feel like can handle a hog
and go with it. After all, you have been fishing with it for years, and I do not have to worry about my line
freezing. I do not go out of the house unless it is 50 degrees or better.
Keep The Hooks Wet!