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Suffix Braid vs Power Pro Braid

Thread in 'Fishing' started by Jim Corson, May 17, 2013.

  1. Jim Corson

    Jim Corson Well-Known Member

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    Was just wondering everyones take on both these Braided lines. I am using 30 Lb test Suffix Braid. Just started using it, before I was using Stren Sonic Braid and was breaking it way easier than I thought it should. I was reading and noticed someplace said to use around 60 Lb test Power Pro Braid, as its about same diameter as 12 Lb test mono. Should I up the size of the suffix to around 60 Lb test too? Is Power pro Braid any better than Suffix Braid? The Suffix seems a bit stiff in consistency vs the Stren. I use Baitcasters 100% of the time. I have not had any breaking yet on the Suffix. Any pros & cons would be appreciated.
     
  2. Dan Smith2

    Dan Smith2 Well-Known Member

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    in my opinion you cant go wrong with power pro, Its the only braided line i use. Good price, good quality,great performance.I tried suffix a oouple of times and both times i took it off after one day of fishing, lots of wrapping around the tip and just bad performance. go with the power pro
     
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    Richard James Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you broke some braided line? I use braid for tugging in large Red Fish and Stripers and have never broken any braided line. I have snapped Fluro on everything. I do use Power Pro 40 lb braid...



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  4. Steve Greenia

    Steve Greenia Active Member

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    I agree with Dan, I had some Suffix braid and gave it away, I only use Power Pro, Have had no problems with it. I use 30# on everything but my frog rod and I use 50# on that.
     
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    Wayne Purdum Well-Known Member

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    Using superlines, purchase them based on their diameter not their rated strength--basically don't be afraid of their strength. Use them accordingly. The smaller diameters have the least shock strength.
     
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    Lorenzo D Well-Known Member

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    I use power pro and like the performance. I use 65 lb for flipping and frogging. I also use 50 lb for muskies. For jerkbaits and finesse I run 30 lb with fluoro leader. I also run 4 lb braid for crappies. Use the lightest line without breaking you can. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Jim Corson

    Jim Corson Well-Known Member

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    I am strictly a Bass fisherman. I only use Baitcasters with 7' rods. Jerkbaits and etc, I use monofilament with a fluoro leader. Other than that, I use 30 Lb suffix braid. Just started using Suffix this season. The Power Pro appears to be a bit thinner diameter, as 65 Lb test Power pro is equivalent to 12 Lb mono. I guess I am not sure whether to stay with Suffix for this season and give it a chance to prove itself or change to 30 Lb Power Pro. I believe PP & Suffix braids (same Lb test)are very close to the same diameter. I fish frogs, senkos, jerkbaits, crankbaits & topwater baits the majority of the time. I guess I need an all around braided line.
     
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    Power Pro will absorb some moisture so it isn't good to use when the temps get down below freezing. Us walleye guys do fish in the cold alot!:eek:
     
  9. Jim Corson

    Jim Corson Well-Known Member

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    Bought a spool of Power Pro 50 Lb test (12 Lb diameter)and spooled 1 rod set up with it to try it. Want to see if I like it better than the Suffix or not.
     
  10. Scott Hammer  TOXIC

    Scott Hammer TOXIC Well-Known Member

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    You can't use braid for everything even with a fluro leader. I would never throw it with a senko. I use braid for specific applications. Topwater, flipping, punching mats, dragging on St Clair, etc. I was catching 4lb smallies on 6lb mono dropshotting last week. ;)
     
  11. Dan J.

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    You can use braid for everything even without a fluro leader. I would never throw a senko. I use braid for specific applications. Topwater, flipping, punching mats, dragging old cars, etc. I was catching 11lb largemouth on 65lb braid frogging last week. ;)



    :lol: ;) :D
     
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    Scott Hammer TOXIC Well-Known Member

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    Yuk, Yuk Dano...:lol: YOU are the exception to every rule.:p
     
  13. Dan J.

    Dan J. Well-Known Member

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    :lol::lol::lol: - Couldn't resist Tox!



    For the record, Toxic's original advice is very good to take heed in most all situations. :cool:
     
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    I throw Senkos on Power Pro braid all of the time!!
     
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    All I ever throw Senkos on is BRAID. Tied direct. No leader.



     
  16. Jeffry Skidmore

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    Okay, Im was using Sonic Braid because it came in Clear/Blue Flourescent. I've been told Stren has discontinued that. Does the Power braid come in CBF?
     

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