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Old 03-14-2009, 11:35 AM   #1
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I fish 65 pound power pro on my spinning reels. How often should it be replaced if I'm fishing about once a week? Clearly I don't want to wait until it starts failing before I change it. Also, could somebody explain the purpose of a "Top shot" set up and the pros/cons? I've never fished that set up and catch plenty of fish. Am I missing something? Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Thanks Captain,

I'll pick some up today.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:09 PM   #3
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L/D Max (3/14/2009)Also, could somebody explain the purpose of a "Top shot" set up and the pros/cons? I've never fished that set up and catch plenty of fish. Am I missing something? Thanks.
Braid has very little or no stretch, top shot gives you that stretch. Easier to change hooks and lures (if you are not using a mono leader). I don't use a topshot on everthing ie Bass fishing I just use PP and a 18-24" leader.



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Old 03-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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Should use mono or flourocarbon?
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
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If you are using a top shot of any great length, I'd use mono due to $$$



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Old 03-14-2009, 03:41 PM   #6
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On a recent trip we bought new powerpro ranging from 65,80,100lb test and the 80lb test line snapped while hooked up with fish(two seperate times on two seperate reels). the drag wasn't too much the fish freely pulled off 150yds easily and the rods had no frays in the eyes. the 100lb test snapped twice as well. anyone encounter these problems?
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ateupwitit (3/14/2009)On a recent trip we bought new powerpro ranging from 65,80,100lb test and the 80lb test line snapped while hooked up with fish(two seperate times on two seperate reels). the drag wasn't too much the fish freely pulled off 150yds easily and the rods had no frays in the eyes. the 100lb test snapped twice as well. anyone encounter these problems?
It was probably just the powerpro. I've heard of a lot of people having problems like yours with it. That's why I began switching to different braids.
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ateupwitit (3/14/2009)On a recent trip we bought new powerpro ranging from 65,80,100lb test and the 80lb test line snapped while hooked up with fish(two seperate times on two seperate reels). the drag wasn't too much the fish freely pulled off 150yds easily and the rods had no frays in the eyes. the 100lb test snapped twice as well. anyone encounter these problems?
Not just PP having that problem. I had brand new 50# braided Suffix do the same a couple months back. Re-spooled withPP but will consider changingback to suffix when it's time to replace thePP (justthink I got a bad batch of Suffix)

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
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You say the power pro line broke. What were the conditions? Were you snagged on the bottom, was a fish on, did you drop the rod to the gunnel?? What was the position of the rod when hooked up?
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ateupwitit (3/14/2009)On a recent trip we bought new powerpro ranging from 65,80,100lb test and the 80lb test line snapped while hooked up with fish(two seperate times on two seperate reels). the drag wasn't too much the fish freely pulled off 150yds easily and the rods had no frays in the eyes. the 100lb test snapped twice as well. anyone encounter these problems?
It was probably just the powerpro. I've heard of a lot of people having problems like yours with it. That's why I began switching to different braids.
I've used Power Pro for years and have never been broke off by a fish. I've had 100lb power pro snag a wreck and had to cut it because I couldn't break it pulling with the drag locked down and the rod tip pointed at the water pulling the pole straight up. Not sure what happened in both of your situations but that has not been a problem with the Power Pro I use. Even stuff I've had on the reels for a couple years is still just as strong. When the season starts I pull off the first 20 or 30 feet and cut it since it was on the top of the spool but other than that I haven't done anything special to preserve it.
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