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my 1st thoughts on power pro braid

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well first off im gonna start by naming my setup.its a cheapo but it does great for what i need it to.its a mitchell avocet II s2000 mated with a lightning rod 6'6" medium action.well today i bought some of the 20lb 6lb diameter.i mainly use it for saltwater.but after stringing up the powerpro i noticed it was really rough as my spiderwire stealth is smooth and it looked to be pretty ribbony too lol i noticed alot of noise just throwin it in the yard so i can only imagine hookin into a good fish.and im kinda nervous about it damaging my eyes on the pole it digging into them.so hopefully tomorrow after work im gonna run to the bayou and see whats its really made of or if i should go back to the stealth anybody share this feelng about the ppro braid

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It'll soften up with use and get noticeably quieter.

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i sure hope so.i just read a few reviews of it on here and everybody seems to say its a pretty rough line. but it casts pretty good so far cant wait to get some actual bait on the hook instead of throwin a plain ol sinker

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what do you mean by "ribbony"?

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i dont understand the whole "its noisy when i cast" thing... so what?  its great line that works well... casts well... i mean... who cares about the little bit of sound?

i guess i just dont get it. :-/

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Power Pro can be rather obnoxious coming through certain guides. The Fuji titanium-frame SiC guides that were on my BPS Johnny Morris rod were the worst I've heard.

I wonder how much of that racket is transmitted back down the line and into the water for our little finned friends to hear? It seems as though it would work like the old "telephones" we used to make out of tin cans and a piece of string.

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Power Pro can be rather obnoxious coming through certain guides. The Fuji titanium-frame SiC guides that were on my BPS Johnny Morris rod were the worst I've heard.

I wonder how much of that racket is transmitted back down the line and into the water for our little finned friends to hear? It seems as though it would work like the old "telephones" we used to make out of tin cans and a piece of string.

It only makes the noise when you have something on the other end of your line though... :-?

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Power Pro can be rather obnoxious coming through certain guides. The Fuji titanium-frame SiC guides that were on my BPS Johnny Morris rod were the worst I've heard.

I wonder how much of that racket is transmitted back down the line and into the water for our little finned friends to hear? It seems as though it would work like the old "telephones" we used to make out of tin cans and a piece of string.

It only makes the noise when you have something on the other end of your line though... :-?

Or from lures that create more than a little drag.  The line will soften up and become more manageable, but some noise will remain.

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I guess they could, although I wouldn't use braid for moving lures

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I guess they could, although I wouldn't use braid for moving lures

True. I rarely do, but I think braid is often the best bet for widely varied multi-purpose setups, like spinning setups for my guests who could go from fishing Senkos to spinnerbaits to lipless cranks to tubes to toads.

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  I also am new to braid.  Last fall I switched a couple of my baitcasters to Power Pro.  So far this spring I've switched most of my other set-ups to PP also.  Noise going through the guides is my only complaint.  Not a big enough concern for me not to use it however!! :)

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i mean ribbony as in not completely round.and im fine with the noise its just i know that the sound of it is friction and im worried about it damaging my eyes on the pole

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i use braid on all my rods and reels

spinning to baitcasting braid is on my rod

i would never go back to mono

since this post is about pp braid i will say its my second favorite braid i have tryed them all and have found only 1 i like better

the noise doesnt bother me any and i havnt noticed any eye damage and i have been using braid for many years

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I use 50-65 PP Braid on my jig and worm rods and I could not be happier. Made the switch about 3 years ago and this stuff is just plain tough.

I know a lot of other folks have had issues with it but I really like it.

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well i was finnaly able to make it to the bayou yesterday to try out the powerpro and i was pretty impressed with the castability of the line.but i will say i am a firm beleiver in it now i caught about a 3lb bass on bed and and lets just say the power pro won that battle with ease

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