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How long does fishing line last? The best way to store fishing line.

Many people ask how long will fishing line last? The answer is dependent on how the line is stored, but in most cases fishing line can last a very long time in storage and maintain optimum strength. The three main types of line are nylon (monofilament), fluorocarbon and braid. Nylon can be the line most impacted if not stored properly. While braid and fluorocarbon will maintain performance the longest in proper storage. There are three main suggestion...
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Key Line Choices for Texas from Wendlandt and Castledine

The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” cannot be any truer, especially when it comes to bass fishing. Bassmaster and Texas Team Trail go to big lakes like Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend Reservoir, and Lake Fork that are full of giant bass. The lakes are bigger, the fish are bigger, and your fishing line should be bigger as well. Why is this? We talked with Sunline America pros Clark Wendlandt and Todd Castledine about this very topic. Wendlandt says, “D...
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Tips to Help You Prevent Backlashes in Your Reel

Getting a backlash can be extremely frustrating, especially when it happens during a tournament when there is no time to waste. Believe it or not, there are ways to prevent backlashes from occurring other than simply “thumbing” the spool when you are making a cast. The first thing you need to do to prevent a backlash from happening is dialing in your reel effectively. To learn how to do this correctly, check out this helpful video. As with anything, p...
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Why use a sinking braid?

The use of braided lines on spinning reels with fluorocarbon leaders continues to grow in popularity. The advantages of this set up include: low stretch for better hook sets and sensitivity on long casts easier line management ability to have a bright colored mainline that is easier to see for better bite detection braided lines last much longer and can often be used effectively for over a year What many anglers do not know is whether the br...
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How to Properly Spool a Spinning Reel

One of the most overlooked concepts in fishing is spooling reels. Many anglers have problems with their line twisting and wonder what causes it. The way to prevent line twist starts with properly spooling your reels. Spinning reels are known for line twist because anglers assume that they can be spooled the same way as baitcasters. Check out these tips on how you can make the line have the best performance on your spinning reels and save money on fish...
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