Re: first 10 feet
I retie every trip. When I have been casting for a long time, I retie. If I have caught a lot of fish, I retie. If the line is hugely strong, as in conventional braid over 50 pound, I am not so fastidious about knot fear. Never, ever, fish any line past one season. I was just reading my old book, "The Trophy Striper". In it I have a section called, "Its the knot, Stupid." I don't like to push my books but that title was very popular and reprinted a number of times. Of course if you keep cutting line back, spool depletion will reduce your casting distance.