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manmountain

First time using Power Pro line

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I have lost a few really big bass over the years and last year someone gave me a tip to try power pro. I tried braided/fusion lines years ago and had all kinds of problems. Backlashes, poor knot strength, rats nests, etc, ect. They said all those problems were fixed with power pro, so I bought some 30 lb for my large spinning reel that I use for Bass. The first thing that went wrong was the built in spooling system didn't work. The spool wouldn't spin inside the box. So I took it out and spooled it up normally. I got about half way done, put it down to answer the phone, and when I came back the line had all jumped off the reel into a big rats nest. How it could get that tangled all on it's own is a mystery to me. If it will behave like that, how will it be on the water? Am I going to be picking out backlashes constantly? What is better about Power Pro? So far it just seems like the same old impossible to use braided line to me. I'd like to give it another shot, but my first impression was terrible. Anyone care to try talk me into trying it again?

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You should really try it again. smile

There's no reason it should spring off the spool like heavy test mono will do. Make sure you put some backing on the reel before spooling the braid, and also make sure you spool it with a fair amount of tension while making sure that it it going on the spool the same direction that it is coming off of it.

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dtro is right i couldn't live without the stuff. Use backing and spool it TIGHT. I even have gone so far as to put on a heavy lure or weight and run the whole spool off and reel it in under heavy tension.

As far as knot strength goes be sure to moisten all knots, and also i like to take a lighter to the tag end after tying, it makes a small "bead" in the line that can not pull through the knot.

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Another option is to bring ur spools to a store that spools and they will most likely put the mono backing on for free and it will not come off the spool as you described. All of my spools have power pro or fireline and have not had any problems. Don't give up on it, it is awesome line!

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you need to use a mono as a backer or else a piece of electrial tape around the spool works (for spinning). The mono is a better route as it is cheaper then power pro and works well as a backer.

another thing, you can't use the regular fisherman's knot. you need to bend the line in half, put it through the eye of the lure, cross the line, bring the lure through the loop and then pull tight.

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It's great line, like said, make sure it's spooled under tension and that you use backing, at least 20-30yds.

Also if your having trouble with knots slipping, try that Palomer knot, it works great for braided line and won't slip.

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I Backlashes, poor knot strength, rats nests, etc, ect. They said all those problems were fixed with power pro, so I bought some 30 lb for my large spinning reel that I use for Bass. The first thing that went wrong was the built in spooling system didn't work. Am I going to be picking out backlashes constantly?

Backlashes with a spinning reel?

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its good stuff, i'll repeat: spool tight, use mono backing, and tie with palomar knot (wet line before pulling tight).

you wont be disapointed.

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