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07-31-2018, 01:55 PM
I ordered and got some new line today (Stren Crappie Mono 2#) and wondered how old it was. At one time I knew how to read the date code but had forgotten so I googled it and came up with the following from a bass forum:

So I called Pure Fishing.

They told me that ALL Pure Fishing lines have a date code on them....but couldn't tell me where on the spool because there is no norm...could be any where but it's is there somewhere on the spool.
The code is read like this example
C is the month starting with Jan. being A.
Ex. c- means March
12 is the day-meaning, well the 12th day
10 is the year

and 1 has no meaning. So why is it there? internal reasons
So examples date is.....March, 12, 2010 manufacture date.

I searched and found a date code on the line I got today and found - c-16-18-3-, so my line was made on March 16th 2018.

08-01-2018, 06:51 AM
That's interesting, I will check the next line I buy. Thanks

08-01-2018, 06:58 AM
thanks for sharing

Fish on Line
08-03-2018, 09:39 PM
I worked for Owens Corning and we used date code as well down to the minute --- what you question, relates most time is what shift produced the product during 24 hour operations - 1= day 2=evening 3= night === A B C D is used with 4 shifts on 12 hour days

08-03-2018, 10:27 PM
Good info ! Thanks for sharing!

08-04-2018, 06:27 AM
Thanks buddy.

08-04-2018, 06:51 AM
Good to know, thanks