Rated 4 out of 5 by thehawghauler great braid!
when fishing grass(milfoil, hyrdrilla), limbs etc, braid is a must! P-line spectrex braid was the first braid i choose because of the fact i was already a huge fan of their ultimate flourocarbon line. I was happy with the results, casts great didn't have any break offs, i have 2 flippen sticks n i have em spooled with 50-65lb braid for throwin frogs, buzzbaits and flippen n punchin soft plastics i didnt give it five because its gets your reel n hands a bit stained for a bit from the green coloring.
April 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by FishermanTim Better braid for the buck!
I love this braid!
I have tried other braided lines resulting in the same problem in the end: braid that frays or unwinds and flattens out, causing the line to "kite" in the wind. In effect, the braid becomes a nuisance because it no longer would cut through the wind and water as it should have.
P-Line has out performed everything else.
It cast like a dream, and has the strength to haul in the strongest fish. Example: I use 30lb. for surfasting in the Cape Cod canal, and have had no problem pulling in 30-40lb. striped bass from a moving current.
As for "wind-knots", like ALL braids, if you allow any slack in the line when reeling onto the spool, this will probably happen, so before I begin reeling, I MANUALLY close the bail and apply tension (unless the current does that for me) and then begin reeling away. The only breakoff I have encountered were 2 snagged lures and a bluefish that just happened to hit the line (not the lure) about halfway between myself and the lure.
I would suggest trying this line, and see for yourself.
November 18, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by SimonDM17 Great performance
Great abrasion resistance (for a braid), great castability, good color retention, incredible strength, very smooth feel. I use the 30lb mainly for frogging, but also for heavy jigs/t-rigs in cover. The sensitivity is as good as other braids, and I had no problem with wind knots at 30lb test.
Downsides: the line has a THICK color coating on it, which will rub off on your hands, fingers, reels, guides...etc. it'll rub off to a manageable level pretty fast, but it's inconvenient. Also, the "rounder" characteristic of the line makes it lie much looser on the spool than mono, and even some other braids, so it takes up a lot of space on the reel. I've only used it on casting gear, I think I'd stick or Stren on PP on spinning, but on casting I don't think it can be beat.
August 7, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishfan Really great line
I use this line on all of my musky reels. I have 50# on my line counter trolling reels, 65# on my Shimano Curado 300 bucktail reel, and 80# on my jerkbait/crankbait reels.
I can go 3 seasons with this line with no drying out, no getting brittle & no fraying.....No complaints here.
March 5, 2008