Is Your Fishing Line Looking a Little Limp?

As an angler, there is a good chance that you already have had some issues with your fishing line. Perhaps it broke while you were reeling in what would have been the biggest catch of your fishing career. It could also be that you have lost your favorite lure because of a faulty line. These events reinforce the fact that you need to change your fishing line every now and then. The question now is – how often should you be changing your fishing line?

Most anglers know that they have to change their fishing line regularly. However, most only do so when something happens to remind them of this. How often you change your fishing line would depend on how often you fish. It is hard to tell someone to change their line every six months when they only fish once every year or two.

If you are an avid angler or if fishing is part of daily activity, say you fish three or four times a week, it may be a good idea to change your line as often as you can. Changing it every three months is one way to keep your fishing line healthy.

Occasional anglers, those whose fishing trips are 10 to 18 months apart, should probably change their lines every trip. In this case, the line may not necessarily break from wear, but it could do so as a result of improper storage. Keep in mind that caring for your line is also one way to extend its life.