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Jun 19, 2021 10:33:41   #
FS Digest
 
I'm busting out the old baitcaster. It's lined with spiderwire braid, which I hate. Always seems to fray and slip on me. Was wondering if there's a better go to braided line y'all use

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Jun 19, 2021 23:09:16   #
Johnston89 Loc: Eastern Oregon
 
Power pro is definitely the best out there, or is thought to be the best by most anglers, myself included. There are others but power pro will last forever and never fail you

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Jun 20, 2021 09:30:40   #
Don Fischer
 
For me the best braid out there is called monofilament!

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Jun 20, 2021 13:18:59   #
agatemaggot Loc: iowa
 
If you mean slip on the spool ? Put a short piece of electrical tape over the knot when you tie it on, then wind the line in !

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Jun 20, 2021 14:45:48   #
maddog10e Loc: Woburn
 
Power Pro is the best. I don't know what you're casting into, but if it's lilypads, 50# is what you want.

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Jun 20, 2021 15:03:11   #
rossarneson
 
maddog10e wrote:
Power Pro is the best. I don't know what you're casting into, but if it's lilypads, 50# is what you want.


Do use a leader with that? If so, what # ?

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Jun 20, 2021 16:08:04   #
maddog10e Loc: Woburn
 
Depends on how thick the vegetation is and how sporting you want to be. Caught this big boy with a 10 foot leader of 12 # mono in lilypad hell with a shiner on a #10 bait hook. Quite frankly, it was a miracle that I got him in. I kept his nose up so he couldn't rap around the lilypads. Had to tie a new leadr on afterwards because it was all stretched out and twisted. The Power Pro 50# is thin enough to tie directly to the hook. I guess it depends on how bad you want to land a fish.



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Jun 20, 2021 21:42:00   #
Grizzly 17 Loc: South central Pa
 
I've used power pro for over 30 yrs. I still have part of the 1st spool i ever bought. 80lb test for surf fishing. In time i found i didn't need line that heavy. Now i use 8 to 20 lb at times 30. I frog rod has 50 lb. Power pro supep slick real nice. I don't use tape instead i use 8/10 lb mono at times floro backing. Never had a problem with that setup. It's all preferencešŸ‘

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Jun 21, 2021 19:37:10   #
rossarneson
 
Nice fish Maddog!

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Jun 21, 2021 21:08:26   #
maddog10e Loc: Woburn
 
Oh, I can show you nice fish!



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Jun 21, 2021 21:14:12   #
fishyaker Loc: NW Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
 
maddog10e wrote:
Oh, I can show you nice fish!


That is indeed one big salmon! Any chance that photo was taken on the Kenai River in AK? That is a fantastic fishery, as well as just about any river connected to the ocean up there! You are wearing an awesome smile. That had to be a thrilling catch! Thanks for posting!

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Jun 21, 2021 21:31:45   #
maddog10e Loc: Woburn
 
You betcha!



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Jun 21, 2021 22:57:44   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
maddog10e wrote:
Depends on how thick the vegetation is and how sporting you want to be. Caught this big boy with a 10 foot leader of 12 # mono in lilypad hell with a shiner on a #10 bait hook. Quite frankly, it was a miracle that I got him in. I kept his nose up so he couldn't rap around the lilypads. Had to tie a new leadr on afterwards because it was all stretched out and twisted. The Power Pro 50# is thin enough to tie directly to the hook. I guess it depends on how bad you want to land a fish.


There you go maddog. there's a nice Largemouth thanks for sharing

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Jun 22, 2021 07:25:45   #
fishyaker Loc: NW Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
 
maddog10e wrote:
You betcha!


Fantastic! Not only is the fishing "world class"...but so is the scenery! Thanks for posting the extra photo!

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