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Rod & Reel
12-24-2005, 07:46 AM
I would like anyone's opinion as to which of the braided lines listed below you consider the best, or has worked the best for you. Any kind of Info, you can think of to help me with my decision to purchase one of these. (or if there is another brand I have not listed here input on that one). Thanks, R & R :)

Berkley Fireline
Power Pro Plus
Tuf Line XP
Cabela's Rip Cord SI
Berlley Fireline XPS
P-Line Spectrex IV
Spiderwire
Stren Super Braid

hanksta400
12-24-2005, 07:52 AM
I like spider wire. I only use it when I go musky fishing though. I've tried super braid also but didn't like it as much. I've heard that these kind of lines can tear up the eyelets on the rod? I have had one of mine fall off so I'm not sure if that was from wear and tear or the line.
Hank

labill
12-24-2005, 08:04 AM
RnR, I use nothing but SpiderWire "Stealth" in 10 lb, but I use a leader of 8lb monofiliment about 3 ft in length. That way I have sensitivity with the Stealth and low viz in the mono. After I first used the super lines, I couldn't go back to mono, it now feels like a big rubber band compared to braid. Just my 2 cents worth!! :D

PanMan_VA
12-24-2005, 08:34 AM
I have used both Fireline and PowerPro. Both are excellent lines. I like PowerPro 10/2 the most.

Crappie Reaper
12-24-2005, 08:50 AM
I just started using spider braided stealth. I was tired of losing fish on mono. I an thoroughly impressed with the strength of the 6lb line. It seems to be 10 times stronger than any mono I have ever used. I use it for my jig poles only, so far.

imajigger2
12-24-2005, 09:12 AM
:cool: If you havn't tried power pro plus, you are missing a great line in your arsenal. I like the 8/1 and the 10/2. This is the most sensitive line in the superbraids bar none. The only drawback to this line that iv'e found is that if you over fill the spool you will have problems. This line has no stretch, very little memory, no abrasion problems and is super limp. I have run this line for three years along with all the others listed and it wins hands down in all catagories. I have seen no damage in my rods eyelets. It is expensive but I know some guys that are running it for many years before respooling. This line is also a great cold weather line. Give it a try, you will like it.

lovetofish
12-24-2005, 09:25 AM
I have always used the mono until this summer and I went to The Power Pro 10/2. I have many likes and dislikes about it but I guess the likes out weigh the dislikes. I like the strenght,no memory the most about this line. The main dislike is that on a windy day with 12-18 ft of line out it wants to wrap around the eyes of my pole. I like the no stretch and feel on the line. I am going to try some fire line this next week on one pole to see if there is much or any difference. I only fish with jigs so there may be others that fish with shinners and jigs with other opinions. Good luck.

fishingpox
12-24-2005, 09:26 AM
I'm with labill...Spiderwire..Stealth but, I use 6 pound line.

percher
12-24-2005, 09:29 AM
R&R You know your gonna buy whatever is on sale. HA! Merry CHristmas guy! Don

smedley
12-24-2005, 06:10 PM
I bought the fireline xps when cabela's had it on sale a month or so ago (check thier clearance page on the website) and I really like it. I tie a swivel to it and then a 2 foot or so mono leader with the weight above the swivel. Like a carolina rig. Use it for trolling and vertical jigging.

CrappieHead
12-24-2005, 07:57 PM
I have tired PowerPro 10/2 Green this past year and like it. Have not lost a jig all year.
Just bought a spool of PowerPro 8/1 White lasat week and going to try it, green is hard to see in low light.

:)

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
12-24-2005, 08:36 PM
Of the lines you listed I have only tried Berkley Fireline and, Stren Super Braid. I liked the Stren Super Braid a lot more than the Berkley Fireline. The Stren seem to work better in my reel as far as being limp. I also found it to be a hair more Sensitive. I thought it came off the spool better than the Fireline.

crappieseeker
12-25-2005, 06:12 AM
power pro is good line but so is Stren xtra strength mono and hi-vis gold. I havent tried the spiderwire yet,

CrappieOutlaw
12-25-2005, 07:06 AM
Really like the Power pro over the fireline, in freezing temps it doesnt seem to work as well as mono. Have noticed the line wraping around the tip at times also, but it's a great line choice for a reasonable price. I have a spool of 2+ year old 10/2 and only needed to respool cause it was running out of line. Crappieseeker, does the extra stren and the hi-vis gold have as good of durability and feel as the braid?

mikeg
12-25-2005, 07:28 AM
Give me 6 to 10 lb. mono bar none. I now you will brake off a good bit but what is a 5cent jig. No R&R I am sticking with it. Have a Merry Christmas and remember the REASON.

mikeg

crappieseeker
12-25-2005, 07:06 PM
CrappieOutlaw, when I use the xtra strength stren, I almost always bend the hook before breaking the line. Sometimes it will break the jig itself. I can pull the boat around with that stuff. Pretty much the same with the hi-vis. The hi-vis seems to get nicks a little easier and is so strong that if it does break it will snap like a shotgun right where one of the nicks are. I think they have good durability and the feel is excellent. I do know the other morning when I was fishing in 17 degree air temp and 39 degree water temp that the braided line did freeze and break once, the mono froze but didnt break. Each man his own though. You know everyone is different and seems to like or dislike stuff for certain reasons they might tend to run into with products that others dont experience.

cook
12-26-2005, 04:28 AM
Ditto about power pro-the best of the super lines.Does have a problem in freezing weather,seems to pick up a lot of water,but does not absorb it.Will freeze up your tips and on your reel.I will have to say that it is not as abravise resistant as a heavy mono,in respect to concrete or rocks.I do a lot of catfishing and load up with the40# line.Works great for the crappie,doesn't seem to bother them at all

crap-king
12-26-2005, 05:03 AM
I am a power pro man also - really like it for saltwater - don't really see that big of advantage for crappie fishing other than the no memory - if you get it hung in a brush pile you will bring the brush pile up