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Power Pro Vs. Sufix Performance braid


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#1 moroneseeker

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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:18 PM

So, what's the consensus on this one?


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#2 Surflion

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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:20 PM

Some like Power Pro and some like Suffix


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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:23 PM

okay, guess that answers that


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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:25 PM

I like both


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#5 Walkin' Jack

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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:28 PM

Never tried the Suffix but here's a clue about power pro, It is great! casts very well and had great strength.

BUT....

the bad thing about Power Pro is that it cuts/nicks very easily. I wouldn't recommend using it around any structure. No wreck. No rigs. No shell bottlom. If you are gonna be fishing the open surf where there's no way a fish can put you across anything sharp or abrasive then I'd say go for it.


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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:34 PM

In the thinner diameter say 20# I don't notice much of a difference. When you start going larger say 50-65# the Sufix is a lot better in my opinion. I get less "issues" with it like wind knots, getting caught on the spool knob, line twist, and mysterious knots????. I also, think it has a little better abrasion resistance but neither are even close to say Fireline if fishing around rocks.
John


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#7 Mike

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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:37 PM

Suffix


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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:38 PM

Started using sufix last season......all my braid reels are now Sufix. NO issues whatsoever.

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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:54 PM

So, what's the consensus on this one?


the consensus is there is no consensus. plenty of stuff posted in the past, do a search and you'll find plenty of good information and opinions.


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Posted May 24 2007 - 1:58 PM

Power Pro is good (if you don't get a spool with defects) Haven't had defective suffix yet but also haven't purchased as much of it as I have PP.


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Posted May 24 2007 - 2:01 PM

powerpro because less wind knots for me


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#12 J.K.

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Posted May 24 2007 - 2:04 PM

Suffix all the way.


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Posted May 24 2007 - 3:02 PM

I've never had a problem with PP. Used around structure, surf, boat - not one single issue with it ever. I am going to try suffix this year. Have it on a couple of rods ready to go. My thought is that it will be about the same as pp.


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#14 Gundalba

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Posted May 24 2007 - 4:46 PM

Been casting 30# Sufix on Abu 5500 couple of weeks (almost every day, 2~3 hrs per day, plugging / distance casting practice) and had middle of cast break off yesterday and spooled it with fresh line again.
IMHO, SufixPro is better then PP for;
- Much less green/yellow stuff coming off of line (I hate those coloring stuff on my reel, hand, rod guides, etc...)
- Better wear resistance with about same diameter.
I may move to SufixPro from the Spider Stealth I've been using.
It is bit more compact and thinner in diameter then SS of same # rating thus seem to cast a little better. Other then that I don't see much other significant improvement(s).
I was hoping for a better wear resistance but it seems about same as SS or slightly less (certainly better then PP though.) Too early to tell I guess.
It may be a different story for those heavier lines but I am a bit disappointed considering all the excitements and personal endorsements that was going on this site a while ago...
I am still to try out TuflineXP as they also seem to have some crowds standing by it and most of all, price seems to be good...
Cheers,


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#15 Chris N

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Posted May 24 2007 - 6:46 PM

i've decided i dont like either one. fireline only these days.


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