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July 01, 2010

7 Common-Sense Tackle Care Tips

Proper care adds years to your tackle and dollars to your wallet

2. Best "Pickup" Lines
As a general rule, I replace my fishing line after any long, stressful encounter with a powerful fish. That's because the properties of the line were likely compromised during the bout. Outside of that, I monitor the "spin finish" on the line, which gives it its sheen. Once that begins to fade and the line isn't feeling as supple as when it was new, I'll change it out. Like maintaining a reel, keeping your fishing line fresh is critical to your success. A worn line might do just fine when bailing small school fish only to fail on a large, powerful fish.