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PowerPro braid issue #14055836 07/08/21 02:54 PM
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How often have you guys gotten a defective spool of Powerpro braid, 30# moss green? I've had break offs on hook sets on three occasions same day on two different rod/reels.

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Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14055838 07/08/21 02:55 PM
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It has never happened to me, but I never use anything smaller than 50 pound.

Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14055852 07/08/21 03:09 PM
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That's the only braid I use and have never had any problems. Minimum test is 50lb for me, too.


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Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14055885 07/08/21 03:45 PM
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Never, I've used the stuff over 15 years

Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14055905 07/08/21 04:00 PM
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If you are fishing around structure or a hard bottom, you do need to retie since it tends to fray the line and your sinker will fray the knot as well. If I do brake off on braid it is because I haven't retied my line in a while.

Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14055916 07/08/21 04:06 PM
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I went through the whole mono, fluoro, braid exercise and found PowerPro. I’ve got it on all my reels in 10 lb, 30 lb, 50 lb and 65 lb

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Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14055925 07/08/21 04:10 PM
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I use 20 / 50 / 65.
Never a problem.


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Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14056039 07/08/21 05:48 PM
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Are your breakoffs in the line or a knot failure? I use 20, 30, & 65# with no problems, tying a Palomar knot.

Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14056077 07/08/21 06:23 PM
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I had that same issue a while back with 30# and it was not in the knot, I assume it was just a bad batch I went to #50 and no more breakoffs

Re: PowerPro braid issue [Re: GreaseMonkey] #14056098 07/08/21 06:40 PM
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I had a spool of Vermillion Red 20lb on my wacky setup for almost 3 years. It finally got so broke in that wind knots were a constant issue. I couldn’t find another spool of the red, so I bought some Moss Green from Academy. It’s horrible. It frays up in random spots, doesn’t hold a leader knot well at all…and just plain breaks off. It is weaker than the 8-10lb InvisX I use for leaders.

FWIW, the new stuff is in a different designed package.


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I’ve used about 6 miles of power pro braid in all different sizes and never had a problem.


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I had that issue several years ago. I contacted them and they asked that I return it to them. I did and they replaced it and they tested the line I sent back and said it was not up their standards. Great people there at Power Pro!


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Sounds like a Zebra Mussel problem.


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Originally Posted by Donald Harper
Sounds like a Zebra Mussel problem.


This was my first thought as well. Power Pro has been very reliable, but braid will snap like a guitar string if it runs across zebra muscles.


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I bought a spool of 4 strand that was breaking on me. Not knot failure.. never had an issue with the 8 strand. I switched to Daiwa J Braid several years back though so anything new issues, I can’t say.

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