Memory is a common problem with monofilament fishing lines, and it can seriously hamper your angling experience. When a monofilament fishing line has memory, it means that it tends to retain its shape after being wound on a reel or spool. This can result in tangles, twists and knots, making it difficult to cast and retrieve your bait or lure. However, removing memory from your monofilament fishing line is actually a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps.
Firstly, you will need to unspool your fishing line onto a flat surface, such as a table or desk. Make sure that it is not twisted, kinked or tangled, as this can cause further memory to develop. Then, take a damp cloth, rag or paper towel and gently wipe the line to remove any dirt or debris that may be causing it to stick together or retain its shape.
Next, you will need to stretch the line out as straight as possible, and then apply heat to remove the memory. The easiest way to apply heat is to use a hair dryer on a low or medium setting, and run it back and forth over the entire length of the fishing line. As the line is heated, it will become more pliable and loose, and the memory will start to disappear.
Once you have applied enough heat, you can then wind the fishing line back onto your reel or spool. Make sure that you wind it on under tension, so that it is snug and does not have any slack or slack areas that can create loops or tangles.
Repeat this process whenever you notice memory developing on your monofilament fishing line. Regular cleaning, stretching and heating of your line will keep it in top condition and help you catch more fish without frustration.