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    Default Silk line care

    I'm a big Silk fan, even more so after using a 2wt for most of the season on a 10ft 2wt rod. Just remembered I left it in my tackle bag after the last days fishing on Sept 30th. I have to dry this before winter storage I believe to stop rot? Also, should I grease it aswell (once dried fully) or better to leave dry until next season?
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    My 20 odd year old thebault line still going strong ,at the end of the day it goes into my trouser pocket until i get home .Next day strip the line of ,used to be onto a newspaper ,and left to dty ,now i have a antique line winder that sits next to my desk top machines fan.
    regrease and wind back on whenever I feel it dry .
    then back in the bag ,ready to go .
    Andy Wren
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    Strip the wet part off the reel, let it dry, grease it up so you’re not frantically doing it the night before opening day, rewind, stick the reel in a dry, dark spot.
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    Decided to play safe and grease it for the winter with the stuff that peche a soie supplied. Can't do it any harm during the winter hibernation.

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    Did exactly the same to mine yesterday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    Decided to play safe and grease it for the winter with the stuff that peche a soie supplied. Can't do it any harm during the winter hibernation.
    If you do need to grease it all up John I’d leave it in loose coils rather than wind it tight back on a reel.
    S.
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