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Power pro original vs sufix 832 vs pp super slick

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Hey all.  I know there are a few threads for this already, but I'm wondering what you all think about original power pro vs pp super slick vs sufix 832 for the following things:

 

1.  Best at not digging in and snapping as a result 

2.  Smoothest and longest casting (can be separate rankings) 

3.  Abrasion resistance and thick vegetation (can be separate) 

 

Currently, I use original Power pro with kvd line and lure conditioner.  I feel like that combo may make it similar to the super slick?  Would rather not have to use the conditioner unless it's useful and not excessive for the super slick or 832.  

 

I'll likely continue using original pp on two of my reels and the new line (or continue with ppo) on two higher end reels (Shimano MET100s).  I hear the original power pro holds up better with thick vegetation, which I'll be fishing more of in the summer in Potomac River creeks. 

 

The new line will be more for all around fishing (freshwater largemouth bass of course) but not needing to gear toward heavy vegetation. 

 

I'm a big fan of 1/2-3/4oz lipless and regular crankbaits and topwater, with sometimes going as low as 1/8.  

 

Looking forward to your suggestions!

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Go with the 832

Super slick frays easy IMO.

 

 

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My amount of wind knots was drastically reduced when I switched from ppo to eight strand lines. 

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I gave 832 a solid go last season and this up coming season I will be going back to original Power Pro. 832 isn't worth the cost increase imo. The one line I have used that is worth the cost increase is Fins Windtamer.

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7 minutes ago, PatrickKnight said:

I gave 832 a solid go last season and this up coming season I will be going back to original Power Pro. 832 isn't worth the cost increase imo. The one line I have used that is worth the cost increase is Fins Windtamer.

If the extra cost wasn't a concern, would you say the 832 is better and if so, why? 

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If you are happy, why change?

 

I went 832 as it sinks better for jigs and still worked well for top water.

Additionally, I can use 10 and 20 lb and have NEVER encountered digging in.

 

You can drive yourself crazy with this crap......

 

Lately I have been looking at Fins, but I chalk that up to the Winter dulldrums.

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24 minutes ago, Riazuli said:

If the extra cost wasn't a concern, would you say the 832 is better and if so, why? 

 

I like the lime green high vis as I find it a bit easier to deal with than the high vis yellow of PP. That being said the white Windtamer is the best high vis braid I have used. I fish a very rocky river and felt that 832 was more easily damaged than PP or Windtamer.

 

I have never used the 8 carrier PP this is all 4 carrier original PP.

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1 hour ago, NHBull said:

If you are happy, why change?

 

I went 832 as it sinks better for jigs and still worked well for top water.

Additionally, I can use 10 and 20 lb and have NEVER encountered digging in.

 

You can drive yourself crazy with this crap......

 

Lately I have been looking at Fins, but I chalk that up to the Winter dulldrums.

I had lost a handful of lures to ppo #15 snapping after digging in... That about drove me nuts lol.  I messed with brakes, tension, and what I thought was everything else.  I started using line conditioner more, which helped and the rest I attribute to my own errors.  Now, especially when changing lures, I'll always recheck my brakes and tension knob (even more especially for spinners/chatterbaits which I'll go up on brakes with seeing as they have more drag in the air).  However, even after switching to #30, I still lost two lures... Back to back... That about did it for me lol.  Admittedly, I casted too hard on the first one, and then didn't readjust for a chatterbait on the second one (and also didn't check my line thoroughly after losing the first one).  I seem to be doing just fine now after now considering all of those factors (including lure weight to rod specs, by at least not going heavier than what the rod recommends).  I'll also do an easy cast or two when using a different lure just to test things out, before doing a full cast.  This helps me ensure that if there are any line or reel setting issues, I'm not putting too much force on the braid. 

 

That all being said, I'd like to go with a line that is maybe more forgiving, because let's face it, every now and then we're going to do something we shouldn't (or not do something we should) when casting... I don't want to lose a 5-10 dollar lure and have to put on another one every time that happens lol.  It kills my confidence as I then become concerned about losing another lure instead of paying full attention to my technique. 

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Got it.....

I have 832, smackdowwn and Gamma on rigs today and am very happy.

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PP orig, and SS8 in yellow for visibility.

 

Prefer PP8 these days, and I've got a large spool

of it. Braid is expensive so I stick with what I like.

 

Haven't tried 832, but have tried a number of other

brands including Sufix Performance Braid, TufLine,

Spiderwire, Fireline, etc. PP SS8 is my fav of all.

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YGK Soul X-8 Upgrade

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Swapped everything over to 832 last yr. Couldn't be happier. Quieter then PP, which I like when flipping/pitching cover. 

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