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Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: James] #6881696
05/25/20 10:15 AM
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To tighten the line on your spool, why not spool it out and tie a 2-3 lbs weight to the end and reel the line back in?

Bryce

Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: bblwi] #6881699
05/25/20 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by bblwi
To tighten the line on your spool, why not spool it out and tie a 2-3 lbs weight to the end and reel the line back in?

Bryce

Well that would work if you had a hundred yards or more to lay out the line and be able to reel it in, lol.

Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: Wanna Be] #6881736
05/25/20 10:58 AM
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If you use light wire hooks and tie direct to them with out any sort of leeder you will either straighten the hook or hooks when you get hung up or bring the brush to your boat. Hate retying when you break off. Much easier and faster to restraighten the light wire hooks with pliers. That power pro braid is good stuff and like most braid doesn't have memory in it that causes problems on spinning reels. Like some one said,you can cast it a country mile.

Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: maintenanceguy] #6881741
05/25/20 11:05 AM
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Braid dosnt break down in sun either . Ive got some rigs with fifteen year old power pro . They were promotional spools sent out when they first started and still strong

Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: maintenanceguy] #6882331
05/25/20 10:36 PM
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Here’s a pic of my rod that shows the Power Pro rating...

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Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: maintenanceguy] #6882482
05/26/20 08:47 AM
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All I use in my Pflueger presidents is at least #20 power pro line. That is a fantastic line, the stuff is thin, casts smoothly even small jigs well for crappie, but really handles large bass and our average-sized muskies OK here. I never know what is going to hit a husky jerk I'm tossing so I have to be ready for anything, and that is the only line I've found that holds up cast after cast, and a wide variety of lures and species of fish. All of the below pics are fish taken from the bank, from a public lake just 2 miles from my home. As you can see...you never know what is going to hit your lure and I needed a line that could handle any size lure and any size fish (well, almost any size fish, I've snapped a few off but there has to be some compromise between tiny jigs for panfish and walleyes, and husky jerks for larger fish). So...if I had to pick just one line... grin


me and 21" bass, you can see the pro powerline loaded on my spinning reel
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me and 16" crappie...
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me and musky
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me and wiper
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me and 32" channel cat
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me and a smaller channel cat, hit on a jig in fall snow storm
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me and smaller cat
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me and 23" bass same lake
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me and a musky from plunge pool backside of same lake
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Last edited by jabNE; 05/26/20 08:52 AM.

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Re: Braided Fishing Line [Re: jabNE] #6882862
05/26/20 06:10 PM
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My wife has a set of small hand weights that are 2, 3 and 4 lbs. I tie the 3 lbs. one on and just go out on our little avenue and lay out about 50 yards. I fill the bottom of my spool ( mostly spinning reel spools with some 20 lbs. mono and only put on 40 to 50 yards of the braided or even my lighter weight mono. To me it does not make sense to have 2 to 3 times my typical casting distance on the spool, especially for bass and other fish where I am working more in closer quarters and with shorter casts.

Bryce

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