Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
staresatice

power pro vs fireline

10 posts in this topic

Didn't realize that PP had line specifically for ice fishing.

I put FL Crystal Micro Ice on a reel couple years ago. Works terrible if fishing in cold conditions. Ices up very badly and is tought to knock the ice off - typically have to wait to get it home to let it melt off. Works great if in a warm shack.

I'm intereted to hear feedback on the PP Ice. May have to strip the FL off and give this a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vanish is the only way to fly. Fireline ices up so bad. I have had nothing but good things happen when useing vanish. That is all that will be spooled this season. PP is outstanding in open water for skis' and in slop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the fireline but when using it in the open shack. PP is fairly similar, but I havent used it on ice, so i would expect about the same performance.

I find vanish to be a little stiff for use on my small ice reels, but have had great luck with the hybrid nylon flouro lines on ice. My fav is the yo zuri hybrid, but they dont really make a line light enough for pannies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love Fireline for open water, but it just froze up too much on the ice. It was fine in the heated shack as others have stated, but I like to jump around outside as well and it just didn't work out well for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I run the Power Pro on a number of sticks and have been really happy with it. Have no problems at all, run it with or without invisi-leader with much success. My only complaints are that it has almost doubled in price in the last 3 years, was $4.99 now around $7.99 a spool. And also the stuff will stain if ran in dirtier water. Had hit LOW 2 winters back when they had the wind torn water, really messed it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i guess i asked the question wrong. i usually use 4lb fireline ice, and want i want to know is how does the power pro ice compare in strength. i seen somewhere that it is going to bleed the color out of it and that you can just put a color of choose on with a marker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Round braids in light line weights/diameters preform best on the ice, like Power Pro.

Thin stainless guides also help, they shatter ice from building up in the guides. Thick ceramic or acolyte guides hold ice and plug up far more easily and quickly.

The Frabill Ultra Ice rods, the last generation of the Genz rods, and all of the the Jason Mitchel Ice Rods are good examples of a very good super braid ice rod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found Fuji Alconite guides to resist freeze up a lot better than stainless steel guides.

What exactly are we comparing? 8/1 PP to 4/1 FL?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • My only concern is the timing of all of this. We seem to be loading up for a run in the next year or two but the Warriors are still sitting there stacked beyond belief.  Can we add enough and develop our young guys enough to be a legit threat to the Warriors.  Lebron, Irving, and Love barely made the Warriors break a sweat in the finals.  I'd like to see them time their final acquisitions to correspond with the end of the Warriors run. 
    • Maybe line up all the non-compliant VW's and gas 'em all out with diesel fumes. 
    • Glad Lavine is gone! Added nothing but slam dunks to the team. I've been out of town for the past week, so I was very delighted to hear about this trade today.
    • Not unless they ban the toothpick crossbow here too. Takes those beetles out clean.   
    • That's called seasoning. Two years ago I took a trip to Germany and we spent a few days in the black forest where I got to see some authentic old world smoke houses dating back to the 1500's and the amount of buildup on the walls, hooks, poles etc is part of what gives their hams,bacon and sausage their flavor. They use juniper wood for smoking. Absolutely delicious.  But yeah, foil, Pam and other things can help. You can also use a power washer to clean them.
    •   "We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that."   Thanks for making my nite.  
    • Also woodpeckers beat on stuff to mark their territory.   I am pretty sure that there aren't any bugs on my metal downspouts.
    • You will often discover that birds are picking very small insects from decks and other woodwork around your house;  they do the same with trees and any other structure that might hold the bugs. We see them often on our decks and they usually pick a little bit and then move on,  perhaps just checking to see if there is anything edible there. These rascals also love hummingbird or oriole nectar, sunflower seeds and of course suet in winter. We have discovered  many species that will head straight for the nectar for orioles or hummingbirds and also plunge their beaks eagerly into the grape jam bowls orioles love. Birds will eat a greater variety than you might think. We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon.  I am thankful for that.
    • And pretty soon there'll be little chinese restaurants springing up everywhere...there goes the neighborhood. 
  • Our Sponsors