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30 lb power pro for jigs?
« on: March 01, 2007, 09:28:43 PM »

 just wondering if 30 lb power pro would work for throwing jigs and frogs? it's 8lb diameter and i put it on my small pinnacle reel with a 6-6 mh rod but it's hard to cast without backlashing. maybe i tried to put on too much? i'll wait till i can try it in my neighbor's pond to see for sure.. karol


Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 09:36:18 PM »

Try the stren super braid, believe it or not it seems to cast alot easier than the power pro. To me it just isn't as stiff as power pro.


Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 09:53:53 PM »

i used 10 lb power pro, 2 lb diameter on my frogs last year, and i hooked a 5 1/2 pounder in pads with it, and i horsed the fish out of there, no problem with the line at all.  i have never broken that line off on a bass, it is much stronger than it says, and that thin line casts a mile.  if you try breaking that line with your bare hands, all you will do is cut your hands.  the 30 lb power pro will work, but i don't think you need to go that big, but you can if you want to.  it will be stiffer and not quite as castable.  derrek


Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 01:33:21 AM »

calme over kill but i use 50lb suffix proformance braid with a 12lb dia and a 6'6" to 7' rod because if you do get wraped around a log or in pads you can just take it with you!!! 8) i also think it casts very well


Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 08:19:50 AM »

For me a 7' MH Fast rod teamed with a 7.1:1 reel and 50 lb power pro does the job perfectly.  With braid I would caution people going to a thin diameter on baitcasters.  Thinner diameter braid has a strong tendency to burrow into the guides.  All the information and opinions I've seen point toward using 50 lb braid at a minimum.

I've not seen a difference in castability of the thinner power pro over the thicker power pro.  But that's just me.  I'm weird sometimes.  ;D

This year I'm going to try Suffix and see if it out performs Power Pro.  I really like my Power Pro though!

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Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 07:54:06 PM »

My exerience with frogs is limited, but I used 20# power pro last year, and didn't have any problems with it.
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Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2007, 08:56:48 PM »

i like the P-line spectrex.  30lb for frogs because you can cast 'em a mile.  its really soft line for a braid.  i use 15lb on a spinning rod for skipping docks and its amazing how well it casts.  as far as flipping and pitching,  i use at least 50lb, and will probably go to 65 or 80.  larger diameter will help watch the line for bites, and color helps a lot too.  if the line's a light color, just hit the bottom few feet with a sharpie to make it less obtrusive.


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Re: 30 lb power pro for jigs?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2007, 09:12:14 PM »

or try a 30lb floro leader...;)
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