My reason for change was more for the strenght and it seems to me, after one use in bass fishing, that it casts very easily, it goes underwater easier and it doesn't have any memory, meaning I can have a tight line sooner compared to having to wait until the bait gets to the bottom and the coils on the mono go away.I used to use braided line but have gone back to mono. I found that braided line tangles to easily, and dry rots alot quicker that mono. I know that if you are using braided line you are doing for one real reason. You can get more on a real with big test line but if you think about it when was the last time you had any fish pull out 200 yards of line from your reel?
The smaller dia. lines like the #50 and the #65 really cast well but are hard for me to work with so I started using the #80 which I think is about the same dia. as #17 mono.In addition to these folks I would suggest PP braid #50 test or higher. The lighter wasn't as good for catfishing IMO.
where do you fish man?I agree. I have changed all my cat reels to 80# power pro. I really like it and I use 100# mono leaders and they dont "kink" up in HEAVY current near as bad as the 50# mono leaders did! Remember, I am using at least 6 oz of wieght (minimum) usually 8-10oz and chunks of bait that wiegh at least 5-8oz's in current about 4-6mph! Makes a BIG difference in your set-up!:wink: