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Old 04-22-2007, 06:31 PM
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Tippet Question?

Has anyone ever used expired Fluoro Carbon leader material? Personally, I don't see a difference.

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Old 04-22-2007, 07:11 PM
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It's worth the $8 to buy new stuff....

How many pieces did that rod become after you whacked the tree behind you?
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:57 PM
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As long as it hasn't been left out in the sun it should be fine. I've noticed that my flouro lines become very brittle after a couple of months of fishing.
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:54 AM
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My tippet's fine year to year, as long as I don't catch anything but micros.

If stored properly the stuff will be fine. If unsure of what properly is, replace it.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:50 AM
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I figured there wouldn't be a problem.

In the photo I was trout fishing and snagged the tree on my back cast. Heard a noise that startled me.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:32 AM
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Looks like that cast could have been a disaster!
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:29 PM
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Rip....

Should have used the roll instead and maybe saved a tree!
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