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Scored A Spool Of Braid

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found a 1500yd spool oh 30lb power pro on the bay

75$ shipped

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I would be careful a lot of eBay power pro is bought off of alibaba and DHgate and then resold on eBay. These lines are fake and pretty much garbage. Not saying that what you bought is in fact fake but its not uncommon.

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Think I got duped

All 3 lbs he has have the same label

Same serials

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I looked up the sku on the front and it list a 65lb 300 yard spool.  Also all the other spools I looked at with 1500 yards are larger spool with a different label.  One other thing, the label should also list the line stats in metric.

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I thought I was good

A seller in NC

Picture of the spool in his kitchen

I'm a sucker

I contacted and asked for a refund

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Yup looks fake to me you can also tell by the color legit pp almost looks black when it is fresh. Plus the label on this is from a long time ago they've used a lot less yellow for years.

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You can pull some off and test it with a heavy weight it'll break less than 30 pounds real power pro will be over

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I'm gonna raise heck with this guy

It's one thing of it said "generic dynema braid" and the price matched

But 75$ is too much for jap braid

I paid 40$ for 1500m of 15# shadow strike for my creek rods (all day of snags and breaks)

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A lot of stuff is good on eBay I personally stay away from power pro berklely fire line tracer braid and gamakatsu hooks that have the size stamped and not printed.

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You can tell it's fake, it's says "Power Bro" on the label...

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Power Pro has issued a warning about imitation braid line on their website being sold as Power Pro:

 

http://www.powerpro.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/power_pro_v2/info/counterfeit_warning.html

 

That being said, I would not exactly say that all braid line that is made to imitate is pure junk. For any foreign company to copy power pro logo and label design is wrong and illegal in this country and I would not buy the pirated power pro, there are plenty out there who are not using the power pro label and logo design illegally that have worked just fine for me for years.

 

I decided a couple of years ago to experiment with some of the less expensive braid lines made in Asian countries, and I have not had any problems with it.

 

I have ordered 6, 10, 12, 14, 20, 50 pound test from various Asian countries of origin and have been quite pleased with it and the price.

 

I am not a fan of lubricated braid line. Teflon is a poison and I think it should be banned from use on all fishing lines because as the line is used, the poison lubricant teflon falls off and goes right into our lakes and rivers and never goes away- and you can see it rub off on your fingers too while fishing. Teflon poison will stay there unchanged for decades and longer as it does not break down into inert elements as I understand it- and I could be wrong, but I think our environment deserves better from us than continuous poisoning every time we go fishing.

 

I gotta think about the world I will be handing down to my children and to their children and if all of us keep doing these same things over and over, then the environment in which we live will only get more and more polluted. So I am of the opinion that turning this situation around has to start with me. I do my part, and if others did their part we can hand future posterity a cleaner world with fewer poisons. I surely do not want teflon in my water here in Florida. And teflon is just one of the various lubricants braid line companies use to make their line slick as though it were some sort of an improvement- which I don't like.

 

So this is another reason why I ordered braid line from overseas, and I will not buy nor use Power Pro any more. Their prices are artificially inflated and are way too high as is evident by the other available lines from overseas made of gel-spun PolyEthylene fibers.

 

I want my braid line to be dry, non-lubricated, plain old PE fibers and nothing more and that is precisely what I get from overseas while a number of U.S. and other countries seem to want to coat their lines with slick lubricants that really don't do much for me but raise the price of the product and pollute, and more importantly wears off back to just plain old PE fibers anyways. So I just skip the lubricants and buy only dry PE lines.

 

In 3 years, I have not lost a fish due to snapping the line. So from my experience I can not say if it is not power pro then it must be junk.

 

It casts the same. Works the same. What more can I ask?

 

And I absolutely love Berkley Fireline. I have used it for many years and love it! I use it only on baitcast reels and never on spinning reels because I don't want to twist the fused line. Fireline is PE fibers fused together rather than braided. I use it mostly for rubber worms and swimbaits, etc.

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Excellent point of view

I stocked up on Walmart "usa braid"

And only ordered the above mentioned power pro because I was bamboozled and was infatuated with the price

I have one of the 8 strand spectra fiber spools coming from Asia the "Saratoga shadow strike" to be specific

15lb gray

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You can tell it's fake, it's says "Power Bro" on the label...

You sure cause if if you are my eyes must be terrible or maybe ray charles can help me out
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You sure cause if if you are my eyes must be terrible or maybe ray charles can help me out

 

It was a joke... :laughing7:

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