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Which Braided line do you prefer to use?

  • Power Pro

    Votes: 19 31.7%
  • SpiderWire

    Votes: 7 11.7%
  • FireLine

    Votes: 21 35.0%
  • Mason Tigerbraid

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Cortland

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Stren Superbraid

    Votes: 3 5.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 13.3%
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Which braided line do you prefer to use?
 

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I clicked on power pro but that may change after this season. The stren braid is suppose to be a much rounder braid, not flat like the power pro. If it works out as well as I think it will, the stren braid will be getting my nod in the future.
 
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Cabela's Ripcord SI-X, 50lbs. test is the only no-streach line I've used that water fleas won't stick to. Works great on the Dipsys.
 

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I use Fireline because you can buy it anywhere and it comes in black (smoke).

Call me petty, but I don't want green line, I want black. The Spiderwire and PowerPro are all green.

One thing to watch BTW...

PowerPro makes different sizes of spools. They have a 100yard box and a 125. Maybe this is something they changed from one year to the other, but if you're not careful you can end up getting 100yards instead of 125 for the same price.
 

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Ripcord. Ive only heard one other person bash this stuff, but ive been using it for over 10 years, not one knot slippage, not one line breakage, and i know this will piss some people off....i even went 5 years with out changing it...got a lot of heavy use, and didnt fail.
 
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Originally posted by Termie33
Ripcord. i even went 5 years with out changing it...got a lot of heavy use, and didnt fail.
I'm with you Termie33. I've run the same Ripcord on two of my Dipsy rods for two years on my charter boat and never had a breakoff for any reason. I tangled them every way imaginable, but the stuff is so strong and tough that it never breaks. I've even had kings run into other boat's rigger cables with the Ripcord a few times and still didn't break the stuff. In two cases, the other boat raised up his balls, untagled the Ripcord and we then fought the big kings and landed them. I ran over 200 charters during the last two years and those Dipsys were in the water the vast majority of those days. Last year alone we probably took over 500 kings on those Dipsy rods using the two year old Ripcord. I use 50lbs. test Ripcord with a snubber and 50lbs. test Florocarbon line to the bait. My flies/squids are all tied with 80lbs. test Florocarbon leader material.
 

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Originally posted by Trophy Specialist
. My flies/squids are all tied with 80lbs. test Florocarbon leader material.
What knots do you use with that heavy floro?
 
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Originally posted by ESOX
What knots do you use with that heavy floro?
I use half blood knots on my floro from my snubber to the lure. I change that leader at the first sign of damage, which equates to about once every week. The leaders to my flies have an overhand knot forming a loop on one end. The hook (2/0 treble) is attached with a snell knot. I have never had one of those 80lb fly leaders break yet in two years of useing them. I also think the heavy fly leader adds action to the fly behind the doger or flasher. last year better than half my salmon came off my Dipsys.
 

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I am the only onw who voted for Mason Tigerbraid???

I guess I better switch this spring.
 

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I don't think it really matters Mike. If it works don't bother changing.

Seriously, who is going to switch if what you have is working? It's not like you need to change superline every year, and it's pricey enough no one wants to. I have 4 superline dipsey rods set up with 30lb firewire. I'm considering adding a pair of wire rods just to see what all the fuss is about, but I haven't had a complaint on the firewire.
 

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Na... I am switching. I dont get enough diver bites. I think I am going with two wire rods and two ripcord rods.

I have never ran wire before so this should be fun and expensive.
 

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Lol.

I saw some "new" wire rods by Eagle Claw at the fishing show this weekend. They're making a roller rod now for a reasonable price. I think it was around $40 at the show, and had quite a few guides.
 

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Yea, I am going to start a new poll on mono vs wire vs braided.

However it goes, thats what I am getting.
 

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This will be my 5th season using the same Ripcord. I just cut off the first 50-70 feet and retie in the spring.
Haven't tried the Si but we don't have the same flea problem on Huron. The couple trips to Lk Mi the Ripcord has been a b*tch to get the fleas off of.
I tried Spiderwire once. It may be thinner, but man, you get one spur on a guide or touch anything and it breaks. I only lost 2 dipsyes before I realized one of my guides had a worn guide. Don't worry about it with Ripcord.

And I've tied Ripcord and PowerPro together for some "experiments" that went bad. It was always the PowerPro that broke before the Ripcord.
 

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Ripcord Si...... The Si coating seems to take away the fraying.
 

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I don't fish the blue water, and only use super braids for leader material when musky fishing, but I thought I'd pass this along to you guys:

http://www.p-line.com/line/spectrex.htm

I saw it for the first time Monday at Cabela's. I have used other P-Line products and have always been impressed with their floro carbs and co-polymers.

From what I saw at the store, this stuff looks thinner than most supers.
 
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