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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 14:17 

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I've never used braided line before. Picked up a box of 20lb Spiderwire the other day and went fishing this morning. I would have had the best day on the lake that I've had in a while, but the line snapped while I was reeling in 6 different bass. Four of them were pretty good sized ones too. It also broke twice when my worm was tangled up in some lily pads.

I know one of the first things some of you will probably say is that it was the knot. I thought it myself. So I tested that theory after the first two breaks by coloring the line with a black sharpie about 6" above the hook each time I had to tie on again. No black marks to be found when I retrieved my line.

I can fish all year with 12lb Stren and never break off unless I do it on purpose. I'll never stray again. I'm just glad I was using cheap plastic worms instead of a $6 crankbait.

Aside from it making for a bad day, I also hate that there's now 6 bass out there with hooks stuck in their mouths.

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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 14:35 
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50 lbs Power Pro has never let me down.



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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 14:38 
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That's odd. I use PowerPro braid on almost all my rods and have never had a fish break off.



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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 14:51 
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I do not use spiderwire but you must have had a bad batch - I am not sure about coloring the line, instead take your line and hook and stick the hook in a post - see if you can break it.

I use 10lb test suffix and there is no way I can break that line unless i pull straight back with no flex in the rod - and even then I often will just straighten the hook.



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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 14:55 
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IM A MONO GUY MYSELF, HAD A FEW RUN INS WITH FIRELINE, NOT IMPRESSED, I USE POWERPRO FOR STEELHEAD BUT I HAVE TO USE A FLOURO LEADER



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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 15:55 
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I use mono when jigging & braid when using plugs.

I like stretch in mono with jigs. I think I rip to many lips when setting hook using braided with jigging.
With braided one can usually yank plugs right out of snags. I have had hooks straighten before line breaks.



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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 16:08 

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You must have gotten some bad line. I love the power pro 10lb that i use.


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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 16:21 

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I agree... it sounds like you had a bad batch of line. I use Spiderwire braid 10lb test and the few times I have been hung up with it I actually pulled my boat over to where I was stuck before the line broke on me.



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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2011, 16:29 

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I know there's lots of people out there that use it and swear by it, but it's just not for me.

I will say that I did like how much more sensitive it was. But I didn't like that I could feel it dragging through the guides on my rod. It also rubbed my fingers raw from holding tension on the line while I was working my worm. I guess the sensitivity of it was the only thing I liked. That and it not holding memory from the reel spool. Curly line can be annoying at times.


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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2011, 07:20 
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atuck593 wrote:
I agree... it sounds like you had a bad batch of line. I use Spiderwire braid 10lb test and the few times I have been hung up with it I actually pulled my boat over to where I was stuck before the line broke on me.


THIS IS ANOTHER REASON I DONT LIKE IT ID RATHER RETIE A JIG THAN PULL THE BOAT OFF COURSE, ESP WHEN YOU SET UP ON A PERFECT DRIFT, BUT PEOPLE FISH DIFF WAYS THIS JUST SUITS ME BETTER :)



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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2011, 07:59 

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if its the line i would call em and send it back , maybe they would send ya new stuff . that braid is some tuff stuff. i'd tie to the fence post and yank the hell out of it . if it fails send it back.


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I use a 8 lb P-Line. toughest s**t ive ever seen. i swear the rod will break before the line will. have to cut it if you get snagged....no joke



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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2011, 22:47 
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Dont let your experience with Spiderwire sour you on braid, ive tried Spidewire and rank it towards the bottom of the list along with other cheaper braids such as Ugly Braid. Get yourself some quality braid like Power Pro or Suffix Performance Braid and then form an opinion.



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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2011, 23:05 
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BassAddict wrote:
Dont let your experience with Spiderwire sour you on braid, ive tried Spidewire and rank it towards the bottom of the list along with other cheaper braids such as Ugly Braid. Get yourself some quality braid like Power Pro or Suffix Performance Braid and then form an opinion.


Exactly what I was going to post :USA1:



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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2011, 13:19 

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just curious, but what knot do you use?
not trying to say it was the knot coming undone at all i was jw


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