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Any advice on braided line? I'm using 10 lb power pro and it's giving me some trouble. It's not sitting on the reel smooth like it should. Thinking about going suffix. Any insight?
 

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I have Suffix and I like it. Haven't had any wind knots. Got hung in the surf with 10lb test and could no break it. left the cutters in the car and had to borrow some otherwise i might still be there:)
 

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I love PPro. What reel are you using, sounds like a spooling issue..
 

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I've been using PP for years, no issues in the 40-65lb for surf and cats. Suffix 832 is real nice, and kinda pricey-works great. Lately I've really been liking Spiderwire Stealth in 20-30lb-great on surf reels to bass bait casters.

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And then buy the Stealth because of the price of the 832.... but they've all been very dependable for me and I tend to buy whatever I can get on sale and then go fish.
 

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I'll never put suffix on another reel period. Plain 'ol Power Pro for me in 15 pound on just about everything I own.
What happened with the 832? Or was it another Suffix?

No problems with the 832 yet so far...it's all maybe two years old line with a few solid seasons of use, no real monster fish...yet...i have caught a few tree tops trolling.

but I like my PowerPro too and it lasts, haven't tried the slick yet...
 

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I hear the super slick PP isn't good at all.
 
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Fair enough. That stuff is pricey. I like 'em both but use them differently. I'm running lower lbs on the 832 and 40 and up on the PPro.

None of them quite gets to the distance I'm getting off the Nanofil. I put it on a white bass rod to try it out and it's impressive. Super distance. Kinda squeaked in the eyes of one rod but switched to another rod and it was fine. First spool was 12lb and I fished the heck outta it this year, lots of white bass and 1-5lb bass, great stuff....just got some 14.

Might be worth considering the Nanofil if you are looking for extra distance.
 

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I keep mine sprayed with Reel Magic too and it makes a real difference.
 

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I'm for 10 lb PP for inshore fishing, but have only used the regular PP in moss green.
For those that have used PPro in regular and superslick, what difference is there if any?

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strenght
leader tying
wear on rod eyes
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Super Slick is smoother because it has more strands. Less friction. Less noise in the water. Especially if you fish current.
Better casting because of less friction. And since your casting efficiency is better it means you can throw lighter weight with the same pound test.

I like the stuff myself. Been using it 2 years in the surf.
 

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I've been using power pro for a few months now and love it. I get the occasional wind knot but have never had any major hiccups. Did just spool my new Penn Conflict 4000 with 30 lb Fins WindTamer just to try it out. They sponsor Blair Wiggins and I'm a huge fan of his show so I figured why not. Used it this past Sunday in some farm ponds at my parents place and it worked great. Felt every nibble on my wacky rig. I've never used any suffix products so I can't provide an opinion on it.
 
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