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Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 #13442377 02/17/20 07:30 PM
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I have had nothing but issues with the V2 stuff and it's expensive been using the super slick 8 for the longest, but places have quit selling it so I put the V2 on my Stella in 10lb which was the exact same poundage as the super 8 and tied a FG knot using the same rod and all within 10 cast the damn not was so frayed the knot was breaking down. I've fished my super slick 8 for a full year going up to 6 weeks on a single FG knot never a problem. It's supposed to be better, but I have to disagree on this one. So has anyone else had any issues with the V2 braid?


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13442510 02/17/20 09:25 PM
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I was about to buy some today but the reviews were pretty bad on TW. I just went back to Spectra again for this order, I prefer it over the super slick.

Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13442514 02/17/20 09:29 PM
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seeming like power pro messed up on this new stuff according to the TW reviews dang didn't even see those till just now.


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13442564 02/17/20 10:22 PM
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I switched away from PP to P-Line Teflon coated. That stuff is incredible!


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13442841 02/18/20 03:43 AM
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I wouldn't buy that Power Pro junk anyway.

Get you Sufix 832 or Fins Windtamer.. I prefer the 4 strand Windtamer


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13443144 02/18/20 02:55 PM
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Used the slick 8 one time and it had terrible abrasion resistance. Watched a really good YouTube video showing how easy it broke when rubbed against something compared to other brands. I'm a big fan of 832 in the heavy sizes. I also like the daiwa samurai braid in smaller sizes

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Saltwater guys praise Fins Windtamer like it's amazing.... that stuff is garbage.

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Originally Posted by shotgunwilly
Saltwater guys praise Fins Windtamer like it's amazing.... that stuff is garbage.


Lol, I'm not here to argue, but I'm primarly a bass guy and Fins Windtamer is the only braid I use.

The FIRST TIME I tried Slick 8.... Tied a lure on, made a cast, and MID-AIR I broke off! First cast!!! (No, didn't untie.. I walked down the street and got my lure back with 5ft of braid hanging on it.) Threw that bull [censored] in the garbage

I have nothing bad to say about 832, I just prefer the thicker 4 strand braid like the Windtamer. But Power Pro is all about the name and is a joke..

Oh yeah and by the way.... lol. Y'all let me know how your Power Pro holds up to your little 6lb bass. I have to find the pic, but a few years ago I took a friend to POC and he hauled in a Jack on medium light setup and 30lb Windtamer... 1hr 30min fight.

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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13443307 02/18/20 05:06 PM
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(This was years ago when I had amazing phone quality)

But yeah, this is what officialy sold me on Windtamer. 1hr 30mins of fighting this fish with a medium light Waterloo.

Oh yeah!! And look what reel hauled him in! No way, it's one of those piece of [censored] Concept reels!

I laugh when folks on here commend their Shimano's and Daiwas so much bass fishing.. lol. That stuff wouldn't last a day out on the saltwater.

Anyway.. Rant over! Carry on grin

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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13443311 02/18/20 05:11 PM
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OK, everyone put it back in your pants. I think the op is asking in regards to a finesse setup on a spinning reel setup. Not fishing for 30 lb saltwater fish. Take that non-sense to the saltwater forums


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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
OK, everyone out it back in your pants. I think the op is asking in regards to a finesse setup on a spinning reel setup. Not fishing for 30 lb saltwater fish. Take that non-sense to the saltwater forums


roflmao Windtamer is great for finesse! As I said above, it's the only braid I have, and I'm primarly a bass guy, but do saltwater as well.

The whole point of my post is my expereince with Fins braid, and I think that Jack and can show that experience with it, versus a 4lb bass. My first experience with Slick 8 was the garbage can


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13443334 02/18/20 05:24 PM
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Regular Power Pro has never failed me.


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: dk2429] #13443355 02/18/20 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dk2429
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OK, everyone out it back in your pants. I think the op is asking in regards to a finesse setup on a spinning reel setup. Not fishing for 30 lb saltwater fish. Take that non-sense to the saltwater forums


roflmao Windtamer is great for finesse! As I said above, it's the only braid I have, and I'm primarly a bass guy, but do saltwater as well.

The whole point of my post is my expereince with Fins braid, and I think that Jack and can show that experience with it, versus a 4lb bass. My first experience with Slick 8 was the garbage can


just having fun, clearly V2 has issues. That's why I switched to P-Line.


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Re: Power Pro super slick 8 vs. V2 [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #13443356 02/18/20 05:44 PM
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Not a fan of the new Super Slick either. It's stiff, almost like it has a break-in period. I switched over to Daiwa J-Braid on my spinning reels. You can get it at Academy and reasonably priced.

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The fins is good in salt. But sucks in heavy cover I've found. I broke off 3 on frogs on 50lb windtamer at Rayburn last year on the same day. Stripped it off and spooled up regular old PP and its still on the reel with zero issues.


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