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Hi ALL,
I always rinse my reels (with the line on) and then wipe it dry. In the same week, I will go to the tackle store and have them unspool line off the reel for me....till next time I fish again. Those line are Samurai, J-Braid and Shimano Ocea.

What about ToroTamerHollow? Any special treatment for these? I was wondering since it’s hollow, will it react to Saltwater differently than Solid Braided line?

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Material used to make solid and hollow the same, it does not absorb and hold water like some other materials. All super braids are made from PE material. All cared for the same way. For whatever it's worth, I do not take my line off my reels. We treat a spool when we first load line to aid in reducing effects of saltwater. So, after fishing I'll push the lever up to full, then lightly spray with Salt-X or Salt-Away, and lightly rinse the reel with freshwater while aboard the boat. Then I will do same once home, allowing reel to air dry with the lever in freespool position. That's all I do, I do NOT take the braid off my reel to wash it. In my opinion, even with easy access to a good line winder, I do not take that time. Loading and re-loading can result in not so good a line pack, time and labor. Downside, I could get some corrosion on the spool, though on my own gear I've not seen much if any issues. What's the cost of a new spool for a reel verses re-spooling with braid? Probably the spool runs less than the braid. That's my routine, not necessarily perfect, but darn functional. You do more, and that's great, too. Bottom line, treat hollow no differently than "solid."


Great Stuff!
Mark
 
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Thanks Mark,
I thought they need special treatment since it’s hollow, salt might be inside the hollow(I think too much). Plus since I had 150 yards out more of the time and rinsing might only have the front 20 yards(if that) rinsed.....so that got me thinking. I guess like always, I was wrong.
 
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Not wrong, some do more than I do in terms of trying to "wash" their braid. To me, the downside is greater than upside. That's subjective, no right/wrong. It's what works for you, and if you know the benefits vs potential costs you can make your own determination as to the best course for you, factoring time & costs.


Great Stuff!
Mark
 
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Noted Mark, thank you
 
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