PowerPro Braided Spectra Fiber Micro Filament Line - 100-150 Yards
It took a heartbreaking breakoff with mono line at Choke Canyon to solidify my switch over to braid. I just didn't want to spend the little bit of extra money on the PowerPro, but that big fish pushed me off the fence.
I see some negative comments about PP on here, and I think that the backlashing and knotting issues are due to the reel settings and the size of line being used.
On most baitcasters, you need to use 40-60 lb PowerPro, which has about the diameter of 12lb monofiliment. Spinning reels should have 15-30 lb PowerPro. Using PP thats too thin on a baitcaster will cause backlashes with more knots.
However, when paired correctly with your reel, PowerPro actually causes LESS backlashes than mono. I have taught many of my friends to cast a baitcaster, and they always do better with my reels that have 50lb PowerPro.
As for the quality, it is second to none! I used to change out my 14lb Trilene mono at least three times a year as it would get frayed and stretched down here in South Texas. With PowerPro, I only have to change my line every 3 or 4 years!
Therefore, you might pay more for a spool of PP, but its MUCH cheaper in the long-run!
March 11, 2010
Better than average braid
This is the 2nd best braid line on the market in my opinion. I prefer suffix 832 to power pro however, PP is really good too. I find that the PP tends to tangle up more than the suffix 832. Especially while casting into the wind. If I can't find suffix 832 in stores I have no problem buying PP. Looking forward to trying PP super slick in the future.
April 4, 2014
Best line I've ever used.
The first braid I ever purchased was Power Pro 20lb moss green in the 150yrd spool and spooled my Penn Pursuit 5000 with it. Since then I have tried other brands and types of braid, none of which worked as well as Power Pro braid as my main line, I use monofilament for my leaders. This line cast well, is very abrasion resistant and is very strong. I have it on 6 of my poles that I use the most. It is true that it has very little memory. Really great line, I would highly recommend it for everyone. See some of my catches made with this line.
April 1, 2014
best braid ever used
spring of 13, hooked into the cat of my life.
this fish was old and smart, I know this because I catch them often, and she didn't try to run me out like most do but found every rock she could find, I estimate appx. 20 rocks were turned over during battle and both sides of mouth were cut deeply by leader telling you what a fight it was. Point being, upon line inspection to see damage, I didn't even find one nick in this line. Enough said. don't you agree!!
February 13, 2014