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12/11/19 @ 11:30 AM
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Big-Fish-R
User since 4/9/08

This is in regards to summer fishing line.  This past year I've had a lot of bad luck with fishing line.  A lot of tangles, etc.  I haven't had this problem before as bad.  I have tried numerous brands of mono line all with problems.  Had some luck with non mono lines, but family doesn't like as much.  I usually  use 6-10 lb test

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12/17/19 @ 4:47 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

Power pro causes wind knots, go with nanofil.   

Power pro is also worse performing cold weather line you can buy.   If you fish below freezing, keep one rod with trilene xl


I would never spool any spinning reel with fluorocarbon, it performs so bad that they invented inline ice reels

12/17/19 @ 9:43 AM
Grey Beard
User since 1/27/02

I have not used mono on my spinning gear for years and exclusively use Suffix 832. I've given away my Fireline and have used PP and Slick 8. 

This is a link to common causes of casting knots aka wind knots that is quite informative: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-wind-knots/ 


Grey Beard

12/17/19 @ 9:15 AM
Herb2
User since 12/28/18

My question was does braid repel water like 4# floro I use now.

This topic covers ways to remove tangle from line that spinning reels create.

The solution was braid line.

I fish outside and do not need a reel of frozen line to deal with!

12/17/19 @ 2:56 AM
jkb
User since 6/25/02

Herb, I switched over to cheap heavy test mono like Cajun red on all of my tip ups to avoid freezing of Dacron.  It is visible on ice but red is the first color to disappear at depth.  A big spool is $10 and will fill 30 tip ups.  I have used it on all of my tip ups for 10 years with no failures.  It does coil a bit in very cold temps but it does not tangle or get knots. 

Most times people continue doing what they have been doing and are skeptical of change.  I have found a solution to many of the problems with Dacron. I saw Rob Manthei was using recycled Muskie line on his tip ups.  The line is more waterproof than many others. Another great alternative.

12/15/19 @ 8:07 AM
4GILL
4GILL
User since 3/1/15

For people having trouble with tangling due to the tendency of spinning reels putting a twist in line, one technique might help...   Periodically take off any lures, weights and terminal tackle from the end of your line and "troll" line behind boat at a slow speed until all of the line is out.  Slowly wind the line in while boat is still in motion.  If you do this every so often, you may find a reduction to the amount of tangles.   Good luck on the water.

12/15/19 @ 2:59 AM
rikj
rikj
User since 7/29/01

I will 2nd what R_C said about the Power Pro #10, I will never go back to mono...........I have some reels with 4+ year old line and it is as good as new other that the last 20 feet or so are faded. I do use a short mono 4# leader of about 2 feet connected with a tiny swivel. This is on summer rods. I tried a super braid on ice rods a few years ago and did not like it. It interfered with the Vex readings, not sure why, may be air bubbles in the line or? In the summer we troll or drift with long lines for panfish and the non-stretch braid is a real difference maker IMO............... 

12/14/19 @ 8:02 PM
Herb2
User since 12/28/18

How is that braid out side on days like today, our tip up line froze on spools when we tried to move any distance. I imagine same with ice reels, my floro has bad days with snow getting frozen when dropping pole?

12/14/19 @ 7:01 PM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12

I think you will like that braid casts out further too.  Just know that you may need different type of knot with braid. I had to go from improved clinch knot to palomar.  Easier knot anyway.

12/14/19 @ 12:48 PM
Big-Fish-R
User since 4/9/08

I did have some lower priced reels, that could be part of problem.  I just ordered 2 plueger purist reels.  I will swap those out.  I will try power pro stuff too.

12/13/19 @ 5:31 PM
river_chaser
User since 10/3/12

I had it with the tangles too so people here steered me to 10# Power Pro braided.  I will never go back to mono except to use as a 4 foot leader at the end of the braid. 

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