how often do you change your line???

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by brandonbtbt, Sep 27, 2009.

how often do you change your line?

  1. every trip

  2. 3 months

  3. 6 months

  4. 9 months

  5. 12 months

  6. 12+ months

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  1. brandonbtbt

    brandonbtbt New Member

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    99
    State:
    Cambridge, OH
    just wondering how often every one changes their line... i do it once every year.....
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

    Messages:
    5,723
    State:
    Ohio
    Every single trip, even if I only fish for a couple hrs...If my line touches the water, it gets changed when I get home...Usually 60 -70 times per year, or more.
     

  3. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

    Messages:
    2,388
    State:
    Columbus, Ohio
    i voted for every 6 months, mostly because that holds true. the truth is though i vary when i change my line. just depends on how much you fish, what line you have on, how good you take care of it, etc. etc. if i have a fish break my line, i change it almost immediately. whether it is when i set the hook, or mid fight. when i reel in my line i will generally place my index finger and thumb lightly griping the line. that way i can feel it on the retrieve. if i feel rough spots or anything unusual, ill replace it. if the color starts to fade, i change it. replacing line can get expensive, but if you loose a fish then the line did you no good.
     
  4. lakebum2007

    lakebum2007 New Member

    Messages:
    12
    State:
    Kendallville, Indiana
    only once or twice a year
     
  5. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

    Messages:
    2,224
    State:
    S.E Ohio
    Usually change it every fall. I fish for saugeye in the winter months.
     
  6. Sound

    Sound New Member

    Messages:
    238
    State:
    Arkadelphi
    Don't really keep up with how often I change my line. Least once a month though.
     
  7. catfishfearme

    catfishfearme New Member

    Messages:
    717
    State:
    govecity,ohio
    :eek:oooh::confused2:dam jack that adds up fast,
     
  8. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

    Messages:
    751
    State:
    Pennsylvania
    Usually when the spool gets low (from breaking off snags) or once a season, whichever comes first.
     
  9. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

    Messages:
    862
    State:
    Ohio, Columbus
    Yup, same for me. If I get into a bunch of snags it's going to speed up the replacement time. If not, I should be able to go a season on the same line.

    It's not as if it's getting knicked up while on the reel.

    This will hold more true when I begin to use my new reels that hold more line.
     
  10. Pip

    Pip New Member

    Messages:
    1,670
    State:
    pa
    I use mono. Usually every 2 years. I'll reverse my line on the spool to get more use out of it. Usually reverse it once a year.
     
  11. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

    Messages:
    1,505
    State:
    Nj
    I start new at the beginning of the year then respool throughout the year as needed:cool2:
     
  12. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

    Messages:
    675
    State:
    newcomerstown,ohio
    i change it every spring before the first trip out.
     
  13. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

    Messages:
    4,532
    State:
    Guthrie, Oklaho
    It really depends upon wether or not I have all ready used it on the young lady. LOL
     
  14. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,338
    State:
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Name:
    Gary
    Once a year or sometimes every two years. If I were to start catching bigguns regularly then I might change them more often but till that happens I aint wasting the money.
     
  15. T Man

    T Man New Member

    Messages:
    115
    State:
    Grenada MS
    Change mine every year unless something happens like a fish runs around a rock or under a log anything that damages my line it comes off
     
  16. ammo warrior

    ammo warrior Member

    Messages:
    868
    State:
    Columbia, MO
    Pretty much subjective, depends on the amount of use and condition. I usually will go at least 12+ months. But then I am not fishin for fame and prizes.:cool2:
     
  17. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

    Messages:
    992
    State:
    ohio
    Catfish reels get changed about every 2 -3 years on braid , I switched this year to Suffix brand braid and will see it holds up. The bass, crappie and walleye reels have been spooled with Suffix mono for either 3 or 4 years and still in good shape. I use my drags and really don't know if I have ever had a fish of any kind break a line without getting in brush.
     
  18. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

    Messages:
    1,107
    State:
    Ohio
    I chose 12 months because I do it around once a year. Sometimes more often if needed.
     
  19. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

    Messages:
    742
    State:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Every 6 months as regular maintenance. Now if the spool gets low from snags, breaks, etc, I'll change it. Or if I get a lot of fish on that particular spool, I'll change it.
     
  20. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,379
    State:
    PA
    rarely do i change it every year most of my line gets changed every two years i have line on one reel thats going on 5 years now holding up great changing it every trip would sure cost ya alot of money but to each his own