Flouro aging

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  1. Crash

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    Does fluoro top shot degrade over time if stored out of sunlight? have some Seagar that must be 8-10 years old... should i fish it or chuckit ?
     
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    8-10 years? You poor guy, you need to fish more....
     
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    Kevin you have no idea how true that comment is, getting my priorities straight and getting back on the water
     
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    Good for you Robert. If it is heavy tuna stuff, they make good wahoo bite leader (100-130). The other stuff is cheap enough to just toss and get newer (maybe shorter) coils this time. I think seaguar has been sticking to about a 5 year recommendation stored properly but even they admit it might last longer. I wouldn’t take the chance and double what they recommend.
     
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    When you're in doubt, change it. Simple!
    Better safe than sorry, especially when it comes to tuna fishing.
     
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    Flourocarbon unlike monofilament is closed cell therefor not absorbing any type of UV light. I say fish it.
     
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    Correct. It does not condition like nylon (monofilament).

    Unless you are making leaders for cows, i'd fish it.
     

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