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Ideal Line Size Powerpro?

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I usually fish 15 lb powerpro on my baitcasters.  However, people on here are saying that it is "too thin" making it unmanageable  Could anyone talk about this?  Is heavier line easier to manage?  Is the heavier,thicker line significantly more visible to fish?.  

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I have 50lb. Power Pro right now.  I don't think it's that much easier to manage over light line, but if you have problems with lighter braid I would switch to a heavier braid.   My biggest problem with lighter braid (10-20#) is that it slices up my hands tightening knots.

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15 lb power pro has a diameter equivalent to 4 lb mono. 50 lb has a diameter equivalent to 12 lb. Don't pick a line by its stength, but diameter. For baitcasters I use a minimum of 30 lb... I have used 20 before, but didn't like it.

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If you're not having problems, don't switch.

 

I've run as low as 10 lb. It's fine if you wind it tight and watch for dig-ins (don't set drag too tight, etc).

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i use 8 or 10lb diameter braid on my bait casters and haven't had issues as of yet.  if what you are using works, then I wouldn't bother changing.

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Would using a thicker diameter line reduce dig ins?

 

Yes.

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I use 30 and find it pretty ideal myself. 

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Would using a thicker diameter line reduce dig ins?

 

YES

easiest to manage for me is 40lb by far.  BUT i'm using 30 on a few set ups now with good results.

not to say i couldn't make 10lb work, but on a baitcaster it would probably end up frustrating me in the long term.

now on a spinning reel..... 10lb is butter.

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30lb is the lightest a lot of people go. I have 20lb on a Chronarch CI4 and it's been great.

 

I think Spool size has a lot to do with it. In my experience reels with smaller spools (50 size shimanos) are capable of using lighter braids in the 15lb range with ease. But that is my experience with it and others will most likely disagree

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I use 20 lb PP on my bait casters.

 

Some dig in, but if you are aware, you can 

simply develop a habit of pulling out the line

after a strong fight with a fish or snag.

 

Not a problem really - at least for me.

 

And I've also used as low as 10 lb test on

casting gear.

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I've found with the light braid( I'm running 10#) it helps to reel the line back with your fingers supplying some tension with very light lures, thus keeping the spool wound tight.

Also as others say, loosen the drag and after fighting a fish, remember to pull a bit of line out and reel in again under tension.

Oh, and don't yank hang ups in trees and brush.

I find that the diameter of the line can be adjusted to fill the correct spool height. ( 10# on a shallow spool such as Aldebaran, Steez, or Conquest Shallow ) will give you sufficient length on the reel.

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Aside from diameter I wonder, how much difference does the brand makes?

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I use 30lb the most.  A good combination of strength and thickness. 

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30 is generally the equivalent of 10# test. Personally I like a fatter line. I've been using 40# Kast King. I want to go up to 50 but in a different brand. Need more information before I switch brands. 832?

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Most elite series pros use powerpro

not entirely true.... They are going to use the braid that is produced by a company that sponsors them

 

For instance some one who is sponsored by Seaguar is going to use a Seaguar braid and not Power Pro.

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