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148 of 151 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2011
This line has a rounder profile than other braided fishing lines, causing less problems from spooling on spinning reels and running through lineguides. Due to its lack of stretch ( 98-99% stretchfree ) it is hypersensitive, with both bite detection and hookups being virtually instantaneous. Though some colours tend to bleed or rub off in use, that does not seem to have any effect on the line's quality, as this stuff does not seem to deteriorate from one season to another. Also, as this line has about 1/4 - 1/5 the diameter of an eqivalent poundage of monofilament, lesser weight lures can be used with an equal ( thinner diameter ) test to fish deeper water. A few caveats to remember:
Use a monofilament backing of equavilent diameter - 25 to 50 meters - with spinning reels ( I can not comment on conventionals as I do not really use any ) to protect the spool from the pressure of this line and the possible effects of corrosion from saltwater trapped in it;
Use swivels whenever possible when joining the tag end to the leader of florocarbon or monofilament. This will aid in reducing line twists;
Use a knot specifically designed for this line or face the loss of terminal tackle AND/or fish - a LOT of terminal tackle and fish;
On spinning reels, close the bail manually and tighten the the first 6-10 inches of line on the retrieve. This will soon become second nature after the first 3-4 times if done consistantly;
Do not overfill your spool - make it a point to fill it only about 3/4 the way. This line is smooth enough to glide over itself for extended casts without being full like monofilament requires;
Above all, NEVER, EVER try to break this stuff with your bare hands: the low stretch, small diameter, and strength all combine to cut skin like a razor. Even when grabbed casually, expect a laceration of some type or degree.
If you use common sense and follow safety protocols, you will love this line, have fun and really appreciate this new ally in catching that fish of a lifetime.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2012
I have been using PowerPro on my ocean going boat for about 5 years now (I think?), and I will not use anything else. I have 30# PowerPro for my salmon trolling gear, and 80# for my halibut line. It works GREAT. I've caught up to 70# King Salmon on the ocean with the 30# line and never had an issue. I've caught a halibut that was guesstimated at over 300# with the 80# line! Granted, we never got that big halibut to the boat... BECAUSE THE HOOK BROKE before the line did. After 2.5 hours of fighting it, the hook straightened out and the fish got away. In 20 years of halibut fishing out of Homer Alaska, that was the biggest fish I have hooked, and it's only a guess but I'm saying 300+. I've caught a number over 100-200# and this one was far harder to reel up and fight with. But regardless of the size, the hook gave out before the line broke.

I love the fact that it is much thinner than normal line. With the tides in Cook Inlet Alaska, we have a tidal difference of up to 30 feet. That's a LOT of water moving, so sometimes there is just too much tide to fish the bottom. Using the PowerPro line allows me more bottom time as it is not as affected by the tide since it is narrower therefore there is less drag against the line.

The biggest thing with this line, and any line for that matter, is to strip some off and retie your terminal tackle, as the line at the end will chaff and get nicked - you just cannot get away from that, it's a byproduct of fishing. And with doing that, I have had the same line spooled on my reels for over 5 years. I'm finally getting new line to respool my reels, and it's all PowerPro.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2011
This line is great in that it does not take a set from being on the reel. It allows for longer casts and is easy to load on the reel. I have never had a problem attaching spinners or other lures. I do carry a small cigarett lighter to melt the end to prevent any slipping of the knot but so far no problem. Give this a line a try and I am sure you will like it.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2012
Since I started using Power Pro years ago I've been consistently impressed with it. The line handles great, being very easy to reel and doesn't fray or snap like other lines, especially monofilament. Nor does the line wind itself off of the spool like monofilament or constantly get tangled. When you do get a knot, I've always found it quite easy (far easier than monofilament) to untangle and work out. I've found that in the past when I would get snagged my hook would actually break before the line did if I really tugged on it. Another attribute I've always loved about Power Pro is I can always find it more affordable than the competition and in many more applicable weights. I've tried other competing products like spider wire and some of the super line ones but I've always felt the Power Pro to be superior to them in both braiding and weight to size ratio plus the feel of Power Pro has always felt more complete and hardier to me. Some of the other lines feel cheap or roughly braided and are quite obviously going to cause problems or not fly as far. When shopping around this weekend I encountered many competing products that felt extremely stiff or plastic coated unlike the power pro which felt smooth and consistent. I suggest feeling each line before buying since you can really tell the difference between the braids and brands. My only complaint with the line is that over a couple of years it can lose its color, but even that's easily solved by re-coloring it with a green Sharpe. I've had the same line on my spools for years and this is the first time in a long time that I finally decided to refill them (I had to admit 30 yards just couldn't quite cut the mustard anymore) and so like years ago I chose Power Pro.
Just for kicks though I decided to try some very good monofilament line that promised to be excellent. I re-spooled one reel with new Power Pro and the other with some good monofilament line. I have to say that right off the bat I remembered why I decided to try Power Pro when it first came out! The monofilament would unspool itself if you didn't hold it tight enough, would easily get tangled if you were or weren't careful with it and immediately started getting on my nerves. Not only does the monofilament tangle and become problematic like crazy but it also makes me concerned using it since it doesn't have the weight to strength ratio of my Power Pro. I ended up getting snagged and several times I had to remember I can't just grab at it and really give it a good tug like I would power pro, instead I had to waste 20 minutes babying it, so I wouldn't lose my bass lure. All the while hoping it wouldn't snap and I end up losing it after all. Needless to say all this just reminded me of why I switched to power pro. Power pro helps me relax (the whole reason why I go fishing) not get stressed out with unending knots and irritating issues. Power pro is an excellent American innovation and I would highly recommend fishermen give it a shot.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2013
I use Powerpro to snatch nuisance alligators. I have been very happy with the performance and never have to worry, even after the 50th gator. Largest catch on my 100 lb line has been 10 foot 6 inches.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2011
This line is tough. I hardly needs to be replaced. The diameter is a fraction of mono, and it's strength is off the charts. It's also very easy to cast. I will always buy power pro from here on out.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I've been using Power Pro line for many years now since it was one of the first lines to poly fill to make the line "round". This stuff is fantastic and I've landed everything from 400lb Oregon white sturgeon (80lb line) to 120lb halibut (60lb line) to Chinook and albacore tuna (40lb line). You'll get many years of use out of a single spool.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2013
The line was old and rotting. Was not good for anything more than garbage. Total rip off of my money
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2011
Power Pro is super thin and very strong. Great for light tackle fishing. I love the visibility of the Yellow.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2014
Bought 80lb and tested it with a 45lbs weight, the 80lb Power Pro braided line snapped, so I use a scale to test it again to see at what weight that it snapped, beyond my belief that it snapped at about 40lbs and this stuff is test at 80lb, beyond my belief, so in conclusion, I will never buy braided line from Power pro again just not integrity in the marking stand point nor the brand itself. I will switched to another brand and will test it also, after my little test I just don't trust any brand out there on what their label says.
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