line recommendations

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by chrisatrpm, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. chrisatrpm

    chrisatrpm New Member

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    It time to respool my reels. I've been using various braids in the 50-80lbs. range. Not really dissatisfied with what I've been using but wondering what everyone elses thoughts are.
     
  2. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    hello and welcome to the boc! If you go to the line review section you will find tons of peoples opinions on different fishing lines,also sections for reels,rods,etc.,etc., lots of good reading to get you up to speed on what everyone else is using!
     

  3. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I have been using Power Pro Plus 80 lb braid, for I guess, about 5 years. Not one single complaint from me.
     
  4. CatSlayer715

    CatSlayer715 New Member

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    I use 65 lb Tug-O-War braid from team catfish. But i do have a few reels with 80 lb power pro. I like both a lot. Esp. the team catfish braid. check them out.
     
  5. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    I been using Big Game for at least 20 years. I see no reason to change.
     
  6. DWB

    DWB Member

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    I like Power Pro as well. I use 65# or 80# depending on the situation. I us the much thicker and more pliable megabraid 70kg as a backer. I find that it has made casting on my bigger level wind reels a lot easier.
     
  7. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    Power Pro 80 lb braid if i'm fishing for big cat.
    if fishing for eater size Berkley big game 30lb
     
  8. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    I use Power Pro High-Vis 80#
    It is what i have always used (been 1 month now)
     
  9. RIVER-RAT

    RIVER-RAT New Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2:
    Jer, you crack me up!!

    I too use the 80lb Hi-Vis Yellow Power Pro:wink:
     
  10. russ

    russ New Member

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    80lb hi-vis power pro. ande 100lb leader. dont know why i never catch any fish.
     
  11. hillbilly25002000

    hillbilly25002000 New Member

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  12. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Mainline BG 30# and 65# P-Pro get the job done for me. ( 40# BG leaders )Whatever gets you through the timber and rocks is the ticket. Its not the fish I'm worried about, its the rocks etc.

    But hey, if your happy with what ya use now and your confidence is up...I would stick with it ; )

    Welcome to the BoC...enjoy ; )
    -Jim-
     
  13. stlcatman

    stlcatman New Member

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    I have been using 100 lb power pro for a while now and it works great. I just switched one of my reels to 65 lb Tug O War from Team Catfish and it looks like it is the real deal. I have only had it on for a month or so now but it doesn't seem to dig in or flake as much as power pro.
     
  14. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    80# power pro... Cant go wrong there
     
  15. Cuz

    Cuz New Member

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    I've been using Power Pro for several years. Usually 80 pound test in the hi via yellow. I've been experimenting with Team Catfish's Tug Of War Braid and I must admit that I believe it to be a better product. I was spooled with the 65lb tug of war when Swamp and I won the Cabelas event in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. If Jeff comes out with 1200 yard spools of 80 or 100 pound test I will no longer be a power pro user. Like punkin said, the tug of war doesn't flake or embed on itself like power pro is prone to do. Hard to beat either of the braids though. Both fantastic products. Plus I'd rather give my money to a hard working blue collar catfisherman working his tale off then a billion dollar conglomerate. It makes it real easy when the little guy has developed a better product n
     
  16. chrisatrpm

    chrisatrpm New Member

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    Thanks for all the responses.
     
  17. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

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    80-100 lb. TUG O WAR Braid from Team Catfish end of story.
     
  18. pabloracer4748

    pabloracer4748 New Member

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    I use power pro 100lb mainline w/50 lb big game leader, I use the lighter leader so I can break it off if I have to when I'm snagged up.
    even at 100 lb test the braid still casts smooth as silk for me, And its thick enough it doesnt get abraded that easy.