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Bluebeard said:
And where is the best place to keep it?



Some on the reel and the rest in the water with a hook at the end of it.............duh :)
 

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In general keep it dark and rinse your reel with fresh water and it should give you a couple of years if you are boat fishing. If you are casting it depends on how many birds nests you get or the sort of ground you are casting over, I would change line at least once a year for casting.

I moved up here 20 years ago. I bought a good boat rod and a Diawa SL175H reel and a bulk spool of good quality line. I had a creel boat for a few years and used the gear to catch bait (As you can imagine it was just left on the boat covered in fish scales etc). I then put the stuff in a shed for about 13 years and only took it out when I bought a small angling boat. The rod lost its rings and reel seat, the reel died last year but the line is still going strong and I have it on my new reel and I still trust it.

Unfortunatly the paper on the side of the spool of line rubbed off so I don't know what make it is.

Bob
 

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I am still using line that over 7 yrs old (mostly for traces) I just kept in my tackle box.

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Ultraviolet radiation that sort that causes skin cancer also deteriorates the molecular structure of nylon monofilament fishing line.... especially if it's exposed to sunlight over a long period of time.

Avoid storing line where it can be exposed to light or heat.

I generally change mine aprox 3 times a year depending on what type of fishing I have been doing, If I have a few outings fishing into rock with the usual lost bits of tackle then I generally re-spool the line onto another reel and check with my fingertips as i re-spool it back onto my reel to feel for nicks or abbrasion on the line, also this reverses the line so you get to use the bottom half.
 
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