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Old 02-15-06, 09:17 PM   #26
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am with jackl here slow rod and i use a chunk of pipe. or get light enough braid i can bust it with my hands..

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Old 02-15-06, 11:11 PM   #27
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Why do you have to order off the internet???

Sports Authority carries it.

Dont like the stuff though for offshore, too much memory and too hard.

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no one carries it where I live. We have no Sports Authority, Dicks doesn't carry it, and none of the tackle shops do, either.
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Old 02-16-06, 12:30 PM   #28
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I bought a rod and reel from Lizards last year that was spooled with Powerpro and I couldn't believe how good it was. However, it is tad bit expensive. Does anyone know hbow it compares to Stren Super Super Braid? I got a few of the 30 lb (8 lb diameter) Strens at Wal-Mart on clearance for four dollars apiece.
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Old 02-16-06, 04:17 PM   #29
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bro...check a wallyworld near you. A lot of guys have posted that their local stores are putting things on clearance. I picked up 65lb Power Pro for $5 yesterday.
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Old 02-16-06, 05:15 PM   #30
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we have been using power pro for 2 years now on all our rigs,pitching,flipping,crank,and spinner.we love it, also one thing i have notice is the line will get in the crack of the eye, and will break the line on hook set keep an eye out for that.but by far the toughest line and sensitive i have ever used .
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Old 02-16-06, 10:27 PM   #31
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I bought a rod and reel from Lizards last year that was spooled with Powerpro and I couldn't believe how good it was. However, it is tad bit expensive. Does anyone know hbow it compares to Stren Super Super Braid? I got a few of the 30 lb (8 lb diameter) Strens at Wal-Mart on clearance for four dollars apiece.
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Wasn't impressed at all with Stren Superbraid. The castability wasn't nearly as good with light weight lures for some reason, it just wouldn't get this distance. The strength was good, but I gave away a spool to one of the youger guys on here. Yes Powerpro is exspensive, however in the long run, it's cheaper IMO. Because of less lost baits/lures. You don't need to respool but about a 1/10th as much. Also if you fill your spool, with cheap mono, (the cheapest you can find, even old line you are gonna throw away), about half way, and then tie the Powerpro on you can fill say, three reels with one 150yrd spool. If I'm not mistaken JackL uses electrical tape as backing on his reels instead on any mono backing.

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Old 02-17-06, 06:02 AM   #32
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Tried the stren super braid and it sounded like someone running a freight train through my guides. Now that waas the 65lb test. Being as I make custom rods sounds like this are detrimental to rod guides therefore I wouldnt advise or endorsae Stren. Just aint slick and round enough to keep the wear dactor down. Power Pro when you think about it in terms of longevity is not expensive at all.
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Old 02-17-06, 07:26 PM   #33
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yep also went the stren super junk route. although not a complete waste of money i am using to rig up jugs with.
i am currantly using calcutta ultra braid. but i have a spool of power pro sitting in the fridge waiting till the calcutta wears out..

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Old 02-17-06, 08:05 PM   #34
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Laser,
I got away from stren about 8 years ago and haven't looked back rofl
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Old 02-17-06, 09:58 PM   #35
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power pro definatly worked yesterday for 20lbs worth of fish in half an hour..............at rodman of all places.

even have Lizards as a witness.
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Old 02-17-06, 11:47 PM   #36
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For those concerned about the price-I've had the same braid on several reels for several years, and it is still going strong. The only time I have had to respool is when I get a birdnest that requires surgery, and have since learned how to get those backlashes without having to do surgery.
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Stren WHO!!!!!!
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