The Following Tips are Offered by:
Ron Crandall of Ron's
Line Storage - What ruins monofilament line?
UV Light. Example: back window of your car.
How to prolong the life of your fishing line!
Avoid UV light, florescent light, heat, exposure to airborne chemical hydrocarbons. As with wine, store in a COOL, DRY, DARK PLACE. Example: closed cardboard box, like a shoe box. Do not store in plastic. This applies to line on bulk spools as well as the line on your reel and your spare spools.
How to Store a Reel After You've Cleaned It!
Do not store your reel on your rod. Corrosion can build up on the rod's reel seat as well as on the foot of the reel. After the reel is cleaned and dried, and since the reel is already off the rod, LEAVE IT OFF. Let the reel thoroughly dry.
You know you've got a twist in your line when it forms loops rather than laying on flat, and casts in clumps rather than casting out straight and evenly.
To Avoid Line Twists!
After you've cleaned your reel, do a long, (100 yards) cast unto grass or other unobstructed surface, using a 1 or 2 oz weight.Remove the weight and any tackle on the end of the line. Rewind the line while applying gentle tension by holding the line with a rag as it goes onto the spool.Do this whenever you suspect a problem.
Bulk Line VS Name Brand!
You've bought an expensive rod, attached an expensive reel, and loaded the reel with cheap line. What is going to break first?
Things to consider when buying line.
Strength consistency: Is the line 10 # throughout? Or, will your Barred Surf Perch break your 10# line?