I fish 10-12 days a year. I have some spectra that's 9 years old & I don't plan on changing it this season & no I don't wash the stuff either. I just soak for a day in fresh water & let air dry for a few days & your good to go.
Reel & all Jon . Not sure about the 1-3 day trips but the long range ships always supply bucks filled with fresh water to do a fast soak in on the way home to remove some of the salt build up. When I get home is when I do the over night soak ..living in Arizona where the climate is dry as hell the 3-4 dry out works very well.Just the braid, right? I wouldn't soak the reel.