Offshore mono break down on offshore reels re UV

Buzz Butters

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May 14, 2022
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Buzz Butters
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Do hours upon hours of UV light break down the mono on the reel while trolling? If so do you have a regular schedule to replace the line? Thinking about the effects of UV on mono while trolling or live baiting for tuna. Thanks Buzz
 
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scbassmaster

twin22s
Sep 8, 2006
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Brian
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1982 Glastron SeaFury216 “Elizabeth”
Tournament guys change their line every DAY...
The reels I fish regularly get new mono every year.
The stuff I only use a couple times a year and keep in the garage I'll inspect and probably only change every 2-3 years.
My casting and spinning reels get new line 2-3 times a year depending on use, mostly because of stress and nicks not UV exposure.

Do a test on the line to see what it breaks at on a new spool and what's on your reel. I've seen really old line look fine but break at half the rating.
(when testing use the same knot you would tie when fishing it)
 
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Invictus

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May 26, 2006
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Jason
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Tiara 2000 Cuddy
Change it at least every year. UV, use, age, temp change and the general beating they take.

Hate to miss a great day of fishing due to $20 in line.
 
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