Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 150
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooks Great product!
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by stinkydog1268 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essox Power Pro Spectra
I use 80 pound test for leaders when fishing for Northern Pike in NY’s Finger Lakes and on Fly ins up North. I constantly watch for frays and have only been bit off ~x4. I’ve caught over a 1000 pike, several > 20 pounds with 80 # Power Pro Spectra leaders. This is tough stuff. It is great when you need a subtle approach: twitch, twitch, pause (~5 seconds). Personally, I can’t get this motion right with the wire leaders. I’m going to try some fluorocarbon leaders this year as an experiment. I will have a roll of 80# braid in my box just in case.
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by floridabass Excellent Line
I always keep a spool of Power Pro in my tackle box in case I need to perform an emergency re-spool of one of my reels. Power Pro is a great product. I have never had any break-offs nor have I lost any fish due to the line malfunctioning.
I noticed that the line does not get wind knots after fishing with it for a while, and it does not get line memory if the reel sits for a while without being fished.
Excellent line, and I'm sold on Power Pro products.
January 13, 2014