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Power Pro Power Pro 10 lbs, 40 lbs, 80 lbs, and 100 lbs test Fishing Line

Fishing Line Manufacturer: Power Pro
Power Pro Model: Power Pro 10 lbs, 40 lbs, 80 lbs, and 100 lbs test
Review Category: Fishing Line

Purchase: Fishing Line I am writing this article based on the use on many different test lines. All lines are Power Pro brand. I purchased my line locally and via mail order from Bass Pro Shops. Prices range from $11.00 for 150 yrds up to $36.00 for 300 yrds of 100 lbs test. I was tired of my mono line fading and becomeing brittle due to heavy use in the sun.

Things I like about the Power Pro Power Pro 10 lbs, 40 lbs, 80 lbs, and 100 lbs test Fishing Line: I knew this line was a winner when I finished spooling up my first reel and decided to read the knot directions that came with the line. Like every other seasoned fisherman that feels they can spool a reel without reading the directions I made a critical mistake. Because of the smoothness of this line and the fact it does not stretch, you need to put tape or a small amount of mono line on the spool to keep the line from slipping on the spool. I realized this after I spooled my first reel. Well, what now? I decided to just take the line of the reel. I spooled it off in a big pile and let it sit. After putting on some electrical tape I figured why not try to put the line back on the reel. With mono, you know this would have been a mess. With Power Pro, not a problem. The line stores virtually no memory. I spooled it back on the reel without encountering a single knot / rats nest. I was impressed. My first fishing trip brought to me another surprise. While fishing a small river inlet for snook, I cast my line up to the edge of the mangros. Holy Cow, the first cast sent the jig and line sailing away from the boat adding about 25% more distance than I could cast with my mono line. I was impressed with how this line cast and even more impressed when I was able to pull my jig out of the mangros with ease. The fact the line seems to have no reel memory really made me a believer. I took all the mono off my reels and switched to Power Pro. Since then, I have fished many different ways. Bottom fishing around coral and ledges you will really see the difference. The line doesnt get scored and scraped like mono. While fishing off the Aftco Kite system, the 100 lb line is less heavy and smaller so it doesnt get much if any line sag compaired to mono lines. I can hold alot more line on my reels due to the smaller diameter size compaired to mono lines. This allows me to fish for bigger fish and deeper fish with smaller gear. One thing to keep in mind, it is easy to over test your fishing gear with smaller diameter lines with the heavy test available. My friend found this out the hard way. Tried to get out of the coral with a bend in his rod. Needless to say his rod broke before the Power Pro. I fixed that problem for him the next time we went fishing. Gave him a broom stick with eyes on it. Good way to get his mind of his broken rod. Anyways back the the likes about Power Pro line. This line is extremely sensitive. There have been times when fishing around schools of herring, I can feel the fish hit the line as they swim by. I cant tell you how many times I set the hook before I figured out it was the bait fish hitting the line. After 6 months of fishing with this line, I am still not having any reel memory problems. I have left the gear out in my car port in the sun after rinsing it off. the line lost some coloring but is still very strong. If you want to add some color to restore or to mark off line distance, you can do this very easily with a magic marker. I use this method to mark specified distances when using the kite rig. This allows me to know exactly how far out the kite and rigs are from the boat. This line is with out a doubt one of the best things to hit the fishing industry since mono. The only time I will ever use mono again is for leaders, and when I need a little stretch when trolling. This is easily accomplished with the included directions for connecting Power Pro with Mono. I love catching big fish with small fishing gear. Power Pro allows this to happen with the ability to hold more line with stronger test.

What I don't like about the Power Pro Power Pro 10 lbs, 40 lbs, 80 lbs, and 100 lbs test: Cant say I have any dislikes. You need to make sure you pull your knots tight. This needs to be accomplished with some assist of gloves or a dowel rod. The line does not stretch, is extremely strong and thin. Put this all together and pull with bare hands, will land you a nice cut in your hand. Oh, this stuff is strong, you get snagged up and have to pull. Do what my friend does now. Wrap the line around a broom stick (he found a use for it after all) and pull up. Not required if you keep your rod pointed straight at the snag. I guess some knuckle heads need to learn the hard way. LOL

Fishing Line Power Pro 10 lbs, 40 lbs, 80 lbs, and 100 lbs test quality: Line is stong, thin, and smooth. So smooth and light, I can tell you it improved my casting distance alot.

Power Pro 10 lbs, 40 lbs, 80 lbs, and 100 lbs test summary: Mono line is out the door for me. Wether fishing the ocean or ice fishing, this stuff is the only way to go. No memory, very sensitive and extemely small for the test sizes you want.

Rating for this Power Pro product: 5

Author of this review on Power Pro Fishing Line: Lefty

Date: 2004-03-17

Usefulness Rating: 3.43333 out of 5.
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