PowerPro Super Slick Braid Fishing Line - 150 Yards
All-aroud good braid
I bought this product on the recommendation of a BPS employee who is also a fishing guide. My only previous experience with braid was with SpiderWire Stealth Braid, and although I'd had good results with that product, I just wanted to try something different. My only dissapointment with the Stealth Braid was that the color of the line faded rather quickly. Well, the PowerPro faded much quicker, although it was much lighter in color to begin with, so I think this is just one of the downsides of any braided line. The Super Slick version definitely has a different feel than non-slick Stealth Braid, which is much softer and frays more easily than the Super Slick. Thus, I think I will stick with this braid for use in flipping heavy cover, and use softer braids for topwater lures.
October 22, 2012
I'm always looking for a better handling line for my small ultra light and light spinning reels. I tried the 15# x 4# size on my new Pfluger Partiarch 9525 and it worked great. These small reels will really twist a line and I found that the PowerPro resisted line twist better than anything I've tried. It's super strong and casts well. However I didn't find that it casts any better than the 6# fluorocarbon I was using. I went with the 4# size hoping for more casting distance but found it was about the same.
I can't wait to spool up my baitcaster with this stuff......If it works on my little reels it should be fantastic on bigger reels.
I chose the brown and love the color for my local lake as it tends toward stained most of the time and the brown worked great. However the color does fade and I found a black marker here and there makes nice camo.
May 23, 2012
Just Don't Trust It
Twice I've had this line snap midway through my rod. Both times producing a large, chinese finger trap looking tube to each of the line tear. I've moistened the line in case it was too dry after the first tear only for it to happen again. I won't risk using it on fish anymore because I don't want fish with yards of fishing line swimming around. Wouldn't seem right. I'll chalk this up as a loss.
March 22, 2014
Slick 8 to the TEST!
I have only used the SLICK 8 twice since purchase. So far so good. The braid lays well on the spool and casts extremely well producing closer target casts and longer distance. Control appears easier as well. I have not experienced the normal braid wind knots.
I will know more after further use and as the product ages. I will know more in the next 7 - 10 days as it will be put to the test daily.
April 19, 2013