04-30-2005, 06:46 AM
I have a constant problem of not being able to remember when I have changed line on various rods. I'm sure I have changed the line on some rods more often then need be and then I have some that I probably have neglected horribly. I have thought of recording a date with tape or something similar and sticking it to the reel seat on each rod but I have not figured out a water proof method of doing this. Any suggestions?
04-30-2005, 09:29 AM
You could write it with a sharpie in the reel foot.w_w.
04-30-2005, 12:11 PM
i write in on a small scrap of paper and then tape it on the underside of the spool on a spinning reel. i either use cellophane tape or if i have any scraps of clear contact paper i use that. its not bulletproof for water but so far its worked pretty well. on my line counter reels i have it the same way but stuck to the sides of daiwa 47lc's. i did use contact paper there since its in the weather more. i've done the sharpie route and its easier if you don't change line tests often. i did have trouble seeing the blue or black sharpies writing on a black reel but i believe you can not get shapies in a silver color for dark objects
04-30-2005, 02:05 PM
I just use a small piece of the extra stickers you get with a blank VCR tape.Stick it on the reel spool and write 10 xt 04/30/05 or whatever.Helps to tell 6# from 8# at a glance and if you use a good marker it will last quite a while.I carry a couple spare stickers& sharpie in the tackle box and repeat as required.Trilene actually comes with a handy sticker holding the line on a new spool. These last longer than the VCR ones.
04-30-2005, 05:36 PM
I use white adhesive tape and a waterproof fine point black marker.
I went to Sams club, and purchased a lable maker.
This uses plastic tape and makes great labels.
Record the lb test line and date of respooling. Then put the label on the inside of the shool.
I haven't found any spools there this won't work. By putting the label on the inside of the spool, it has no moisture issues,, and the appearance of the spool / reel - to the outside world remains unchanged.
Every few months, you can pull your spool, double check and see if the spool requires changing.
05-01-2005, 03:54 AM
When VCR tapes came with letters and numbers on stick on labels I used the numbers. Put clear finger nail polish on top. I still have some of the old ones but will need to change soon. The label maker sounds good and the nail polish should work. This way I have it out where I can see it.
05-01-2005, 05:40 AM
Hobby shops that carry ceramics and crap like that usually have a real thin paint pen that I use to write on the bottom of the reel seat what is on that reel. When changing line I just wipe it off with mineral spirts on a rag or sometimes a little laquer thinner on a rag.
Have used markers and stick on stuff but it usually fades when wet or in the sun.
A plus is the stores that carry these paint pens usually have a good selection of beads that can be used for spinner rigs.
05-01-2005, 06:13 AM
i just keep track on paper in a notebook in my workshop
05-02-2005, 09:18 PM
When I change line I take the reel off the rod, place a piece of masking tape on the underside of the reel foot and record the desireable info with a sharp point waterproof marker.
05-05-2005, 08:40 PM
if you fish frequently enough, you'll have to change the line every few weeks, if not days (y'know, for extended trips to Canada for example), because the supply on the spool will diminish due to breakoffs, etc. And if you don't fish frequently enough to require that, then you should be changing it every year....in the spring....just before the season starts.