Power Pro

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by jboy434, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. jboy434

    jboy434 New Member

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    I got one of my reels spooled with 65# Power Pro to try out this week. What i want to know is will the weight sliding up and down the line damage it at all.


    Thanks
     
  2. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Use a sinker slide it will protect the line.
     

  3. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I use a bead to protect the knot and use 3 oz. no roll sinkers. So far I have not seen any damage done to the 65 lb. power pro.
     
  4. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i use 80# power pro i have not had any problem with weight slideing on the line .i use a bead between the weight and the swivle . just check it every so often for wear and you will be all good
     
  5. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    ive used 100# power pro for 2 years & never had any problems at all :wink:
     
  6. jboy434

    jboy434 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. What is a sinker slide? I just thought I had read on here a while back that the weight would cause abrasion to the line.
     
  7. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I haven't had any problems with the sinkers causing any wear.
     
  8. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    if you're worried about the sinker fraying your braid try this tie on a top shot of mono so if your reel is filled with 50lb braid tie on a top shot of 50lb mono, however for this connection tie an overhand knot in the mono, pass the braid through the knot, then tie a 12 turn uni knot with your braid, and tighten both knots and youÂ’re set.
     
  9. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    If anything the braid would cut the soft lead sinker:wink: It eats up rod guides right well. I don't know how long your plastic sinker slides will last on braid, since it's so much thinner than mono it cuts things.

    I've used a carolina rig with PowerPro for the last 2 years and haven't had any issues with line fray from sinkers, although I have had to replace the first eye on cheaper rods after a summer due to them being eaten up by the braid. Good Luck~

    Branden
     
  10. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    Brother Jeremy;
    Your question about Sinker Sliders has not been answered in a post that I have read. Perhaps I can help you.
    Go to Catfish Connection at http://wwwcatfishconnection.com [B... [B]Coyote1[/B] [B][[[[[End of Msg]]]]][/B]
     
  11. rwilley3

    rwilley3 New Member

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    I don't really think it will be an issue on 65# and up
     
  12. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I myself use 65# power pro and notice some fray on my rockey fishing set ups, if ur fishing rockey areas it will sometimes cut grooves in ur sinker wich tend to fray the line a bit, but it only tends to fray about the first foot so you wont lose alot of line, just keep an eye on it as previousley mentioned.

    GOOD FISHIN,
    STEVE
     
  13. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    I use 80# PP and about all that I have noticed is the color disapears around where the sinker slide contacts the line. I havent noticed any fraying and that is using mostly 10-12oz wieghts!
     
  14. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    Use a fish finder and make sure it is the thick wall plastic sleeve for braid and superlines.