So, what's the consensus on this one?
Power Pro Vs. Sufix Performance braid
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.
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.
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.
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...