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How often you change line on crappie poles?

gillkillr's picture

By gillkillr - Posted on 10 February 2011

When I Bass fished I changed line probably 3 times a year but I figure the wear and tear on my crappiei poles is less so I change it maybe 1 time a year. So how often you guys change line on your crappie reels?

katfish76's picture

I will typically spool my spider poles with as much 12lb Cajun Red as they will hold. A couple times a year I will pull about 10 yards off and retie everything. The line down in the spool should be as good as new line. I have some that have not been restrung in 2 or 3 years. This same method will work for your vertical jig poles as well. Casting rods will reqiure more respooling every year. I will typically respool my casting rods 4 or 5 times a year depending on use. You should feel comfortable using them for about 4 or 5 hard days of casting.

Chris "Katfish" Johnson
Professional Fishing & Duck Hunting Guide
Tn River Guide Service

Ray's picture

Humm.. Not often enough usually get lazy and delay it longer than I should.
I would like the line changed:
3 times a year on hand poles with light 6 or 4 pound line
2 times a year on my trolling poles
1 time a year on my braided line poles


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