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Thread: Leader & tippet lifespan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier Fly Fishing View Post
    The rule is that it will lose as much as up to 50% of its breaking strain in 6 months, but will almost definitely have lost 50% in 12 months.
    Stroft must be the exception to the rule.
    But the mention about keeping it cool and dark is 100%
    As a general rule I date my tippet when I buy it, and replace for the new season, even if it has been stored properly.
    To answer the question about items sitting on shop shelf, most fly shops I know, put new stock at the back to avoid having old stock (and to avoid dusty items).
    Where you may encounter a problem is a non-specialist stores where item may be on the shelf for years.
    Regards
    Craig

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    A couple factors have been mentioned and not mentioned, that is also important
    Knot strength.
    Stretch.
    Suppleness.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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