As a boater and fisherman, one of the most important items in your tackle box is undoubtedly your fishing line. It’s your connection to the fish, the thing that allows you to reel in your catch and ultimately enjoy a successful day on the water. But what about old fishing line? Will it snap?
The answer, unfortunately, is yes. Fishing lines are subject to wear and tear over time, especially if they’re not properly cared for. Exposure to sunlight and water can weaken the line, as can damage from fish teeth and rocks in the water. Over time, this wear and tear can cause a line to snap.
The good news is that there are things you can do to extend the life of your fishing line. First and foremost, it’s important to store your line properly. Keep it out of direct sunlight, and avoid storing it in areas where it could be crushed or bent out of shape. When you’re not using your line, spool it onto a fishing reel or keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
It’s also important to inspect your line regularly for signs of wear and tear. Look for nicks, scratches, or other damage, and replace your line if you notice any significant flaws.
Another factor to consider is the type of fishing line you’re using. Some lines are designed to be more durable than others, and some are better suited to certain types of fishing or conditions. Do some research and choose the right line for your needs.
While old fishing line can indeed snap, it’s ultimately up to you as the angler to take care of your gear and ensure that your line is in good condition. With proper storage and regular maintenance, you can extend the life of your fishing line and enjoy many successful days on the water. Happy fishing!