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Fishing line age

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Does anyone know how to tell how old line is? There is a store that has a deal on line and i just want to know if there is any way of telling how long it has been on the shelf? for example the picture below is a spool i had in my basement below the .25mm does anyone know what these numbers are? i am guessing they are dates somehow. Any help is appreciated. IMAGE_230.jpg

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The code you want to look at is printed underneath the average line diameter info. That code will begin with a letter indicating the month the line was made...A = Jan., B = Feb., C =March, etc. After the letter will be a number from 1-31, indicating the day of that month the line was made. The next number will be the year it was made...0 = 2000, 1 = 2001, 2=2002, etc. The rest of the info is the plant shift that made the line, just in case they get a bad batch they can narrow it down to the exact shift that messed up. Hopefully that helps.

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No problem. I'm just not sure if it applies to brands outside of Berkley...knowing the sport fishing industry, probably not. wink

Staying on topic. I do use a spool of mono that is 3 years old. But in general, I try to stay fresh within a year or two. I'd be curious about the effects of time on the strength of line.

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