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Old 09-11-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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How long will mono last?

How long will mono last on the factory spool if left inside my house in a dark drawer?

I need to respool some reels and wondering if I should buy a big spool
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:40 PM   #2
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forever inside the house do it.
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it will last forever but it will gain a lot of memory sitting on a spool for years before use. Stretch it out after you spool it up by trolling when going out from boat ramp.
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In a controlled dark environment inside, it last forever.
Memory isn't that hard to get out.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:14 AM   #5
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How long will mono last on the factory spool if left inside my house in a dark drawer?

I need to respool some reels and wondering if I should buy a big spool
I'd recommend just getting what you need. you may want to change up in a year or two and now you will have the stuff you don't necessarily want.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:05 AM   #6
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I will last forever inside the house I guess.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:37 PM   #7
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I disagree on lasting forever. My experience is with light mono - 4 to 6 lb test. After a few years (3-4), there is a noticeable reduction in strength, especially knot strength. Reels were used for a few trips, and then put away in a dark closet.

Stren or Trilene...it didn’t matter.

Therefore, I would presume larger diameter, higher strength would have the same issue but not just as noticeable.

For this reason, if line invisibility is not an issue, I prefer braid. Other than some sun fading, strength seems to remain unchanged.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:47 AM   #8
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I disagree on lasting forever. My experience is with light mono - 4 to 6 lb test. After a few years (3-4), there is a noticeable reduction in strength, especially knot strength. Reels were used for a few trips, and then put away in a dark closet.

Stren or Trilene...it didn’t matter.

Therefore, I would presume larger diameter, higher strength would have the same issue but not just as noticeable.

For this reason, if line invisibility is not an issue, I prefer braid. Other than some sun fading, strength seems to remain unchanged.
The line that you are talkin about has been spooled and exposed to UV light. I agree that there is degradation on used, spooled line that is stored.

New mono, on a large diameter spool, is a different story. UV light and heat are the issues to avoid. A boxed spool kept in an air conditioned home will last a long, long time. I've used 10 to 15 year old mono, that was stored that way, and it preformed very well.
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:12 AM   #9
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For my primary artificial reel I will change every trip...Lots of casting in a day...A 3000 yard spool of 10# P-Line is about $80...I don't get to fish nearly as often as I would like to & having any element of line issue cannot be tolerated
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