Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid vs. PowerPro [ULTIMATE REVIEW]

PowerPro vs. Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid

Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid vs. PowerPro

I have been curious to know if the braid that I’ve been using for the past 10+ years (PowerPro) is any better or worse than other options.

So I decided to start doing some testing in order to know for sure if I’ve been making a good buying decision this whole time or if I need to make a switch.

And since I’m guessing that many other anglers are curious to know unbiased stats on the lines too, I’ll be documenting all of the tests so that you can see exactly what I’m doing and make your own conclusions based on the data.

Many members have asked me to do a review on Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid, so I decided to make that the first line that I test head-to-head against PowerPro.

Here are the 4 core factors that I have tested for these lines:

  1. Casting Distance
  2. Abrasion Resistance Strength
  3. Knot Strength
  4. Long-Term Durability (1.5-year update)

See below for the results for each of the 4 tests:

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1. Spiderwire Vs. PowerPro Casting Distance

Spiderwire vs. PowerPro

We set up some controls to make sure the results of our tests are as accurate as possible. Here are the factors that we all kept equal:

  1. Both lines are brand new, day one out of the box
  2. Both lines are listed at 10 lb test
  3. Both lines are rigged on the exact same rod
  4. Both lines are rigged on the exact same reel
  5. The casting weights were the exact same size and shape

To keep it easy to see, we have two different color lines. The line colors are the following:

  • White – Spiderwire Invisi-Braid
  • Yellow – PowerPro

The goal of these tests is to determine which line will enable us to cast the farthest.

Casting Distance Test Process

SpiderWire vs. Power Pro Distance Measuring

For these tests, we decided to do three casts of each line with both a light weight and a heavy weight.

We started at the same point for each cast (marked by a starting line) and cast the lines three times each with the two different weights. We then marked the landing of the weight for each cast with small flags.

Green flags marked where the PowerPro landed and the pink flags marked the same for the Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid.

I first did this test process using the lighter weight (3/16th oz).

And when it came time to use the heavier weight (1/2 oz) for the 2nd round of the experiment, I switched the lines from one rod to the other to make sure that the individual rods were not affecting the test results at all.

Spiderwire vs. PowerPro Casting Test Video

You can see our full casting distance test and how we set it up in the video below:

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Casting Distance Test Results

My assumption was that PowerPro would win casting distance because it is thinner than the Spiderwire (0.15 mm vs 0.17 mm) as shown by the red arrows on the boxes below.

spiderwire vs power pro

However, the results for both the lightweight and heavyweight casting distance tests are the following:

Light Weight Test

To get these results, I measured the three landing spots of each cast for both lines and figured out the average casting distance of each line.

  • PowerPro average casting distance with light weight: 122 feet
  • Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid average casting distance with light weight: 126 feet

Heavy Weight Test

I applied the same methods I used in the light weight test to find the average casting distance of each line.

  • PowerPro average casting distance with heavy weight: 200 feet
  • Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid average casting distance with heavy weight: 203 feet

Casting Distance Conclusion

SpiderWire Invisi-Braid

Our test results found that Spiderwire Invisi-Braid casts farther than PowerPro with both a light and heavy weight.

Between the two tests, Spiderwire Invisi-Braid traveled farther than PowerPro.

But the distance was minimal (within 3.5%) and the spiderwire seems to lose its distance after use making this factor a wash in my opinion.

2. Spiderwire Vs. PowerPro Abrasion Test

spiderwire ultracast invisi-briad vs. PowerPro Abrasion Resistance

For this test, we connected each line to a small weight and hung the lines over sandpaper on our oscillation device, which simulates what the lines would do if they were wrapped around structure such as a bridge piling.

Each line was tested on both sides of the oscillation device to make sure the results were as accurate as possible. We tested the abrasion strength of each line twice.

In this test, the line that breaks second has the higher abrasion resistance strength.

Abrasion Test Video

In this video, I show you the full experiment for the abrasion resistance test for the two lines.

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Abrasion Resistance Test Results

Test 1: The Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid (right side) broke a split second before the PowerPro (left side).

Test 2: The Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid (left side) broke a split second before the PowerPro (right side).

The Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid broke literally a split second before the PowerPro during each test.

Although the Spiderwire broke first each time, the PowerPro broke so soon after it that it shows the difference in the two lines’ abrasion resistance strength is minuscule.

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3. Spiderwire vs. PowerPro Knot Strength Test

PowerPro vs. Spiderwire braid to braid knot strength test

For this experiment, we decided to test two different kinds of knot strengths for the two lines: braid-to braid and braid-to-leader knot strength.

You can see how we set up the two tests below:

Test 1: Braid To Braid Knot Strength

Spiderwire Ultracast Invis-Braid vs. PowerPro Knot Strength

To test the braid-to-braid knot strength for these two lines, we connected each line to a swivel using the Uni Knot and then connected to the two lines together using the Modified Double Uni Knot.

We then connected the strand of lines at the swivel to a scale. Next, we pulled the scale until one line broke and measured the strength of the line, where it broke and which line broke first.

We did this two times, one time with the scale attached to the Spiderwire swivel and one time with it attached to the PowerPro swivel.

The line that breaks first has the weaker knot strength.

Test 2: Braid To Leader Knot Strength

Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid vs. PowerPro Braid to Leader Knot Strength

To test the braid-to-leader knot strength for the two lines, we connected each line to a swivel using the Uni Knot. We then connected each line to the same piece of fluorocarbon leader line using the FG Knot.

We then repeated the process we did for the braid-to-braid test.

Spiderwire vs. PowerPro Knot Strength Test Video

You can see our full knot strength test for the two lines in the video below.

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Spiderwire vs. PowerPro Knot Strength Test Results

The results for the knot strength tests were as follows:

Test 1: Braid To Braid Knot Strength Results

  • Round 1 – The PowerPro line broke first at the Modified Double Uni Knot.
  • Round 2  – The Spiderwire line broke first at the Modified Double Uni Knot.

Winner: Draw

Test 2: Braid To Leader Knot Strength Results 

  • Round 1 – The Spiderwire line broke at the Uni Knot.
  • Round 2 – The PowerPro line broke at the Uni Knot.

Winner: Draw

These lines are almost identical when it comes to knot strength. Both lines held up great when tied with the FG Knot to the leader and had high strength breaking points for each test.

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4. Spiderwire vs. PowerPro Long-Term Durability

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After using these two lines for over 1.5 years, I can now confidently comment on how each brand has held up over time.

On day one, Spiderwire was my favorite because it cast a little bit farther than PowerPro.

However, I noticed that my casting distance quickly decreased with Spiderwire the more I used it, whereas my casting distance with PowerPro stayed the same (and maybe even increased) the more I used it.

My casting distance decreased with Spiderwire so much so that I didn’t even enjoy using it anymore because I could tell how much less distance I was covering.

The reason this happened, I believe, was that the Spiderwire has a waxy exterior, which helped it cast so far on day one.

But when the wax coating was gone (which, in my case, happened pretty quickly), the casting distance decreased.

So in regards to casting distance, I now recommend going with PowerPro over Spiderwire.

Conclusion

SpiderWire vs. Power Pro Casting Test

When it comes to casting distance, Spiderwire Invisi-Braid proved to outperform the PowerPro when it is brand new out of the box.

But after using the spiderwire for a couple months, it seems as if the casting distance has decreased as the slick outer layer has diminished.

As for abrasion resistance, PowerPro had a slight advantage over the Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid.

For knot strength, these lines were virtually the same and both had higher knot strength than I anticipated.

I think the main thing to take away from these tests is knowing that both of these tested out to be surprisingly close even though they feel very different to the touch.

After testing these two lines for over a year and a half, I recommend PowerPro over Spiderwire because of PowerPro’s long-term ability to cast far, and because each brand performed very similar in the other categories.

Have you noticed any clear winner one way or another on any of these important aspects (distance, abrasion, or strength)?

If you have, please leave a comment below (we aren’t affiliated with either company in any way so your comment will not get filtered out if it’s overly good or overly bad… 100% transparency).

Did you see any ways we could improve these tests? Have any questions about our test methods or results?

Let us know in the comments below.

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Here are some other line tests you may find helpful:

1. How Much Further Can You Cast With A 10 lb Line Vs A 20 lb Line?

2. Braid vs. Mono Abrasion Test [Vertical & Horizontal Experiments]

3.  Berkley Vanish vs. Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon Lines [Abrasion Test Results]

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Alan
Alan
3 months ago

Luke, could you repeat your distance casting test with the used lines to document the distance loss/gain? Great info once again! Thanks.

Jack
Jack
3 months ago

What about Suffix? I use that for surf fishing because I found a clearance spool of 1000yds of 30lb for like $80. Never had an issue with it. I like Power Pro too. My favorite braid is Fishingsir’s Godline S series. It is 30% thinner. I was able to put 300yds of 8lb on a 200 size Sienna. It’s so light and thin, it floats down stupid slow. And it’s strong. Never cared for SpiderWire. I always feel like it’s a sales pitch. I remember the old commercials. I wouldn’t consider 3-4 feet a significant advantage.

Ronald H Mattson
Ronald H Mattson
3 months ago

If doing tests that you did in this example I would change 1 thing especially in the casting test and wet both lines to start. When I did my abrasion tests I did the testing under water. I also do my knot strength testing under water.

Chris Davis
Chris Davis
3 months ago

Good info on the line test and review . It would also be interesting to compare these two lines to Seaguar Smackdown . While it is expensive , I have found it to be superior especially when the spool is sprayed with Real Magic . I’am kiayak redfishing everyday I can at 68 and I can promise a “ fun and successful slay ride “ with this combination, on a larger slot red. Thanks for the review. ..cd in Beaufort NC

Capt. Ray Markham
Capt. Ray Markham
3 months ago

Hi Luke. I’m particularly interested in your distance casting test. I’m curious if you took each reel and swapped them on those same rods you used for the test. The reason being is that all rods are not created equally. Even the same brand and model may vary in performance if the spline of one rod is slightly off, or if the guides are not aligned or set on the blank exactly the same. A rod can offer significantly better performance if the rods are not splined exactly the same.

Mike Annon
Mike Annon
3 months ago

I’ve been using spider wire invisi braid for many years now. Never have had a problem with it at all. No reason for me to change now but looks like I need to learn the fg knot

Jeff Kritzman
Jeff Kritzman
3 months ago

I’ve been a Fireline guy in the past, but I just ran out of a big spool of 10lb camo color and was thinking that it was time to investigate some new lines. So great timing on this test. Does anyone have any comments on Nanofil or J Power? I see a lot of ads for these new 8 braid fused lines and I’m wondering if they are worth the hype and price?

Capt. Ray Markham
Capt. Ray Markham
3 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Kritzman

In my tests of the original Fireline when it hit the market, it tends to break down, (wear), as you use it. the line appears to get “fuzzy”. This fuzzy appearance creates more friction going through the guides as the line ages, reducing casting distance. Nanofil, in my tests did not have the durability or longevity of Power Pro, neither did Fireline. Are you referring to J-Braid? I’m not familiar with J Power. If it’s J-Braid, I’ve used three versions of it. I’ve used the J-Braid X8, X4, and Grand. Of the three, my preference is the X4. Both the X8 and Grand seemed to have more issues with knotting and breakage. The X4 durability has been excellent, but not quite as good as the original Power Pro, in my opinion.

john ress
john ress
3 months ago

I think sunlight will weaken Invisibraid over the long term, but it seems to me to be more tangle and windknot free than other braids I have used. leaving poles in the boat probably a bad idea.

Randal Jones
Randal Jones
3 months ago

Great test Luke and as always full of invaluable info. One question, any idea how 10 lb power pro compares to 10lb Power Pro “Slick”? Going to guess that the slick out casts the regular until the coating eventually wears off. .Thanks again.

Anthony Aultman
Anthony Aultman
3 months ago

Great test

David Andrews
David Andrews
3 months ago

I am the head of the Kayak Fishing Club of the Palm Beaches and have been using braid since early on. Spiderwire was virtually the only one available and it tangled and got “air knots” all the time. However, I discovered Spiderwire Fusion and it worked really well. Now I use both Power Pro and Spiderwire Stealth braided lines. Power Pro is made of Spectra and Stealth is made from Dyneema. I like each of them but also know the differences.
Dyneema will get fuzzy and that will allow it to get air knots easier, and cut casting distance, so I do cut some off every once in a while or put the line on with the worn (fuzzy) line inside so the new end is being cast. All my lines are old (I have 20 rods and reels set up with line and lures so I just pick the rod that has the lure I want to start out the day) and I still use them, but the new Dyneema lines are “infused” with something, so may be better now.
Spectra takes longer to get fuzzy, but when it does, it breaks. Fuzzy Dyneema is still as strong as can be so can be used longer for some kinds of fishing.
I have not used Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi-Braid, but I like the fluorescent yellow or lime green lines I use so I can see where I am casting.
If you were fishing with me, the line on whatever rod I use will usually be 10 to 15 pound test and at least 10 to 15 years old.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark
3 months ago
Reply to  David Andrews

I used power pro at the beach but noticed it would start getting fuzzy after two or three outing while casting for perch and stripers. Then I tried using Suffix 832 and haven’t looked back. Much more abrasion resistant and cast like a dream. I have the 832 on both casting reels and spinning reels and the product works get. No failures so far.

Capt. Ray Markham
Capt. Ray Markham
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike Clark

If you have new line that gets fuzzy after only a few outings, the first thing I would do is run a nylon stocking through your guides to check and see if any of the inserts in the guides are cracked or chipped. The stocking will snag on the guide if it it is cracked or chipped. Suffix 832 is a very good line…durable, good casting distance, and great longevity.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark
3 months ago

Thanks Ray, that’s exacting what what did. Knowing Power Pro’s reputation , I checked my guides with cotton balls. All the guides were clean, new St Croix Avid Surf. I even went up in swivel sizes . My thinking was line twist might be exasperating the break down due to turbulence of the shore break.
Thanks again for the tip.
Mike

Jerry Collins
Jerry Collins
3 months ago

I’ll give my two cents worth of experience with braided lines . From Panama Pacific side, four reels with 80-lbs. line and two with 60-lbs. line, all reels with mono backing and 350-yds of braided line, all lines with Wind-on-Leaders at around 150% of main line strength, usage is approx. three trips per two months, from june,2005 to October, 2013 with no failures until the last trip and a single 60-lbs. line popped from an appairent large tuna. No line to line connection failures, no wind-on-leader connection failures. Normal start procedure was to let out 125-150 yards for each rod out for approx. 15-20 inutes on way to fishing zone, then rewind for an even, loaded wrap, then enjoy. Post trip washing of reel and rod with fresh water to clean off the salt. Most big fish were 120-200 lbs. tuna and 60-85 lbs. wahoo, dorado in the 35-lbs range. Trolled from 0600 to 1330 at around 5-7 mph., 8-10 fish per trip, largest load was 65 30-75 lbs. yellow fin tuna, don’t worry I have a large family and church family there that made good use of the tuna fillets, never had it so good before. Can’t say enough good about the place to visit. Great cost factor also and now they have several larger fishing stores local.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago

I’ve fished Power Pro, Fins and O’hero braid and nothing compares to Spiderwire! Spiderwire is the only line that has never broken on me and I’ve never lost a fish because of it! Power Pro breaks often.

Robert Olson
Robert Olson
3 months ago

maybe you should redo the casting test with the old lines to see the change

Tom Powell
Tom Powell
3 months ago

Saw the power pro in green and yellow..when do you choose one over the other.. I would use green in murky water..dont know if I’m right..yellow seems really visible

David Andrews
David Andrews
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Powell

The darker line is more visible to the fish in any water and the lighter or brighter line is more visible to us. So does it matter to the fish? I do not know, but I like the yellow line so I can see where I am casting.

Capt. Ray Markham
Capt. Ray Markham
3 months ago
Reply to  David Andrews

That’s primarily why I use yellow lines as well. For anglers who can’t seem to keep lures out of the mangroves and trees, the yellow line is easier to track to see where your lure is. If you work lures, it’s also easier to see where your lure is during a retrieve to make sure the path of your lure crosses a sub surfaced point.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom Powell

I used the green power pro for decades. Then the inevitable happened, I got old. LOL. Eye sight starts to go, especially when fishing before dawn or after sunset. Plus, when the line tangles occur, the green was impossible to see. And, for those times when you want to see the line twitch indicating a possible pickup, like when sheepshead fishing, the yellow stands out in all these cases much better than the green. So I switched to yellow and as mentioned below, I have not seen a reduction in bites. Just my 2 cents.

Chris James
Chris James
3 months ago

I use PowerPro on all my rods. I tried the spiderwire invisibraid on a brand new rod that I got for my wife and yes, it casts far, but I started seeing a lot of abrasion strands within a very short amount of time with the spiderwire. I would recommend PowerPro over the Spiderwire.

Nick Nemeth
Nick Nemeth
3 months ago

Oldie but a goodie. Still waiting on the comparison between the Power Pro 10lb vs Power Pro Max Cuatro 20lb which is twice as strong but thinner than other 20lb braid.

Nick Nemeth
Nick Nemeth
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Nice! I think the main comparison would be casting distance between 10lb regular Power Pro vs the casting distance using 20 lb Max Cuatro. Another factor I’d like to see is how well will this miracle braid, which is twice as strong but so much thinner hold up? Does it lose casting distance over a short time like the spider wire which you exposed? Thank you for everything you do for us!

Andrew Burrow
Andrew Burrow
3 months ago

I’ve been using spider wire for a few years. Since joining salt strong I’ve have ordered power pro so i’ll see how I get on once I get my reels swapped out. Great article!

HARRY KINKEAD
HARRY KINKEAD
3 months ago

Thanks Luke! I find these comparisons worth their weight in gold. I appreciate the info. I have been using Ohero braided line for several years without complaint. I’m sure your testing the “brand named” lines 1st but I would love to have you review the Ohero.

Nick Nemeth
Nick Nemeth
3 months ago
Reply to  HARRY KINKEAD

I have used Ohero for a long time as well Harry. I like the Ohero better honestly but it’s just so expensive. I think it casts farther out of the package but loses some distance the more it’s used. But Power Pro loses some distance over time as well. All said I would rate both A+ and I don’t think there is enough difference to say one is hands down better than the other.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark
3 months ago
Reply to  HARRY KINKEAD

I agree Harry!
Luke how about running your tests on Suffix 832 say comparing 832 with Ohero.

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson
3 months ago

I have been using Braid for about 20 years and probably more Power Pro than any others. Recently I have used Diawa J Braid on a few outfits. I have a few with 15 and 20 lb. and one heavy spinning outfit with 50 lb. So far it has been excellent and it seems to be less expensive than the others. I’m surprised that I didn’t see J Braid mentioned in the comments. Recently during virus boredom I reversed the Braid on 13 outfits to hopefully have fresher line on top. Is this something you recommend or is it a waste of time?
Your test and the comments were very interesting, thanks.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Luke, speaking of line reversing, any tips on figuring how much backing to put on. Hate to waste new line by having to much backing on the reel.

Matthew Moore
Matthew Moore
3 months ago

The first braid I ever used was SpiderWire back in the early 90s if I recall. It was a game-changer for pond shore fishing because it did not break every time my lure was stuck a little. There were many times, I reeled in whatever it was stuck on. It lasted several years on that baitcaster. Today, I use PowerPro mostly but have been experimenting with KastKing since its price point is hard to pass up. So far, I have been happy with it.

James Lamb
James Lamb
3 months ago
Reply to  Matthew Moore

I’ve had the opposite experience with Kast King than you have had Matt. I liked it at first because of the price point and reviews but after using if for a few months I’m constantly getting knots in the line when casting regardless of reel or rod I’m using. For me, power pro is superior because I am wasting less time cutting out knots in my line over and over. Hope your results are much better than mine.

Matthew Moore
Matthew Moore
3 months ago
Reply to  James Lamb

Good to know. I have not had a lot of use of it yet, just started trying it so the jury is still out for me.

Perry E. VanHook
Perry E. VanHook
3 months ago

Hey Luke, can you give the brand and specifications of the rod you were using. Thanks .

Dave Otte
Dave Otte
3 months ago

Luke, I always trust your judgment and I believe you are saving me $$ and increasing my catches. Any time I have deviated from your suggestions something happens, I learn from my error, and I go back to your expert advice. I have never used anything but regular Power Pro and have never had an issue with it. After using it for a 6 months or more it gets worn going through the eyes of my rod, and I notice little ‘hairs’ on about the last 10′ so I cut that off. After I’ve done this a few times I’ll either re-spool or top it off with 150 yds or so.

If we just do what you suggest, we save $$ and heartache without having to learn from mistakes!

Thank you for taking such good care of us Luke!!

Anderson Horn
Anderson Horn
3 months ago

When i first started fishing, EVERYONE told me to buy powerpro and spiderwire was just marketing heavy and more expensive. Well, I’ve used them both and specifically the reason i use powerpro is on really windy days i have an easier time not getting knots in my somewhat too light for the wind line.

Gary Tingler
Gary Tingler
3 months ago

I have been using Power Pro for at least the last 15 years. Seems like it never wares out. I have some reels I know the line is at least 5 years old. Would not use anything else.

Jack Waters
Jack Waters
3 months ago

In the comments after the video it seemed that Power Pro was better the more it was used as related to casting distance , it would be interesting to see the test with used line if you could determine a method to create “used” line. I use the Power Pro and have had good results over the years. Thanks for the comparison.

Harry B. Shaffer
Harry B. Shaffer
3 months ago

I use Berkley Fire Line and I believe it’s the best Braided Line to use. For me, Spider Wire gets tangled in my real more often and I don’t like it. Next time you do a comparison in lines it would be nice to add Fire Line to your list of lines to use. Thank You.

Michael Collins
Michael Collins
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

It is my understanding that Fireline is a fused line. In my experience with it over time it seems to get “fatter” and flatten out which increases drag in the water. When dragging jigs for walleye with a rod in each hand with 10# Fireline on one reel and Suffix 832 on the other with same wt jig and plastic it took more line on the Fireline setup to stay near the bottom. I’ve used both Power Pro and Slick 8 and they were OK but now only 832 that seems to hold the yellow color longer. Plus I sometimes fish when temps are below freezing and the 832 with one strand of kevlar and limited “fuzz” keeps my line free of ice longer. I would love to see 832 reviewed.

Still waiting for line visibility comparison of mono vs fluoro.

Thanks for all the great information,

Michael aka Grey Beard

Gary Rankel
Gary Rankel
3 months ago

I’ve been using 10 lb Suffix 832, and have not changed the line on my reels in 3-4 years with no problem.

Cgar13
Cgar13
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary Rankel

I’ve been using Suffix 832 for many years now. I use it on saltwater and freshwater rigs. Never had one brake on me. Lost a couple expensive lures on spiderwire. Dollar for dollar Suffix has been great. I do use super slick on a few of my inshore rods and have had good results with it also. Light line really cast far. My first preference is Suffix then super slick. Haven’t tried the new super slick so can’t comment on it but the first gen slick I like. Tight lines

Jerry Wise
Jerry Wise
3 months ago

It would be interesting to see the results of the same tests run on used line.

Gene Doebley
Gene Doebley
3 months ago

I have Power Pro on most rods now. I tried different lines but after my non-scientific analysis and observation during use I thought PP worked better. Recently I needed to re-spool twos small reels. When I was at a big box store I saw a great deal on the store brand of braid. Being a world class cheapskate I bought it instead of the Power Pro. What a mistake. I seldom get wind knots in PowerPro and when I do I can get them out many times. The big box brand gives me constant wind knots and they never resolve without applying Alexander the Great’s solution to the Gordon knot. So my recommendation is pay the extra $3 and get the good stuff.

Robert Keubler
Robert Keubler
3 months ago

Luke, Was there any wind or high humidity the day of the tests ?

Justin Rhymer
Justin Rhymer
3 months ago

Luke awesome experiment! Another great reason to be a part of the salt strong family.

Daniel Pletcher
Daniel Pletcher
3 months ago

Luke, thanks for the review. I was just getting ready to purchase some more line and you made the decision for me.

Ryan Bruce
Ryan Bruce
3 months ago

Kind of an unfair test really. Your comparing regular powerpro with spiderwires premium line.
Let’s see some powerpro Maxcuatro Vs. spiderwire premium or any other premium.

Eric Chastain
Eric Chastain
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Power pro maxcuatro smallest diameter pound test is 20lb it’s around other company’s 15lb test it’s like 25 smaller diameter vs others. just FYI I’ve used it you better off try power pro super slick 8 v2 it comes in 10lb and is power pro newest braided fishing line and suffix 832 braid and seguar smack down . From my testing there top braided lines now I’ve tried allot of smaller diameter braided line.

Jerry Dexter
Jerry Dexter
3 months ago

I have often wondered about the same thing that you tested, However I use powerpro most of the time.

If you have the time, I would like to see the breaking strength of power pro using the palomar knot, as well as

palomar knot on a hook or swivel

Great test , Luke

Thanks

Jerry

Chris Pashos
Chris Pashos
3 months ago

Hello Luke. Thank you for the work you’ve done in deterring the two lines. I use them both and for the most part I’ve found very similar results in using the lines. You’ve asked for feed back as to your testing strategy. Here’s some recommendations for your consideration. In order to have statisticall correct results one must use statistically correct test sample sizes. Your tests only showed an average of 3 casts of each weight size. On the abrasion your sample size was 2 and on the knot strength tests you had 2 different tests with one sample for each variation. In order to have a more statically sized sample it would be best to have a minimum of 10 samples. I understand that’s that’s alot but it would definately give you more consistency and confidence in the tests.
Also, when you used the lines for 1.5 years it would have been great to perform the tests once again to quantify the results of your observations. You’d be able to measure how the lines degraded over time.
Thank you for taking this on and providing us with the information.

Chris Pashos
Chris Pashos
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thank you for your response, understand the realities of real world fishing with a line after 1.5 years. Thank you for taking this on and providing us with great information.

Allen Lynch
Allen Lynch
3 months ago

I would like to suggest a “braid” / fusion line that I’ve been using for the past 2 years, it’s called Gliss. I’ve uses it mainly for redfish in S.C., but have also used it in Fl. for largemouth bass with live Golden Shiners. Gliss 40lb is what I’ve used. It is extremely thin diameter and holds up well even when fishing over oyster beds and in heavy grass in Fl. freshwater lakes (Toho). There are several lb tests available, and I just would like you guys to test it.

Phil Anderson
Phil Anderson
3 months ago

In the end you are testing NEW line the real test is Used line as in the end you only fish with used line and catch fish fish on older used line and this is the line that counts

Phil Anderson
Phil Anderson
3 months ago

I have used both and still prefer Powerpro over spiderwire. in the beginning Spider wire did in fact cast longer and I said wow but that feeling quickly dissipated as the line started to fray until when the sun light was just right it look like and electrocuted cat and at that point the cast was also shorter , you can only take so much line off renewing it until you just have re spool, back to Power Pro which is just a brand (like Chevy is a brand of car) Power Pro uses A spectra fiber or a Dyneema fiber that is also the same fiber that the Cabells line uses just like Power Pro they both great, in the end I am not about the “Brand” but the fiber that is being used and if I see line that is Spectra / Dyneema in any brand I will buy it. the bottom line on a reel never wears out it is always new so I re spool the line on another spool with the bottom now on top and start over new.

Casey Rendall
Casey Rendall
3 months ago

I’ve gone through almost all the raids that I can think of to try and find the best characteristics for what my needs are. Proportionate yardage compared to spool size, I like 150-175yrds of braid in. See that larger fish shows up on the flats and I can chase down in boat.

Of all the lines I’ve gone through from spiderwire, Nano fil, power pro, suffix, Fins, Berkley x9, and a few others I’ve narrowed my types down to a few for my go to.

Power pro original for heavy cover bass fishing/frogging

Suffix 832 for finesse applications and moving baits due to its smooth nature and it does not add extra stress or drag while under pressure going through guides like a 4 carrier braid.

Inshore I’ve tried fins XS and loliked it in the beginning, however it ended up being like nanofil and got puffy on me, lost strength and was extremely easy to seperate-very soft as well. Never using again.

Inshore with power pro original had too much drag going through the guides with light tackle so nice reserved that only for soaking bait where I need a little extra abrasion resistance and use 20 and 30 respectively due to shells and pilings where I like to use bait.

Inshore and bass fishing with suffix 832 has been my go to due to its tighter weave than other 8 carriers and supple nature. I like inshore camo for inshore use and finesse with 6-8lb braid and 4-8lb leaders on my bfs setups. Line is easy to track and I always use leaders so problems with strikes. Casting distance is also better as well. And even though color may bleed like all braids, I use green in the 15-30lb because mostly throb around cover freshwater bass fishing( it doesn’t matter, but my minds eye has peace of mind with cooor blend in surrounding lol).

On a side note, each poundage will have its characteristic trait and mannerisms just like 10lb power pro is exceptional casting and not flattening our too bad, 5 and 8 flatten and twist a lot.

Nanofil gets a heck yeah when you first use it…then quickly becomes irritating, frays, and inshore I had to throw a spool becAuse after fighting a 32”drum on 6lb nanofil on my 1000 Stella and trout rod the line was done and when I retired leader it kept breaking at knot even after stripping 15 yards off and this fish was caught in icw channel smooth bottom no structure and ironically new line as well. 4-6lb for crappie sized jugs and ultra finesse on my vanquish C2000s has proved very nice and the only place I use it now.

Spiderwire inshore stealth was so large in diameter for 20lb I couldn’t even use it for what I wanted and it casted horribly in my opinion. Not using ever again.

Trying out Berkley X9 in green on small ci4+1000 for my dad in 8# and has been great, it is supple and more limp than the 832. Seems to cast the Ned rigs great and it’s smooth, so a lot less line drag across guides.

Power pro SS V2 in 15 and 20lb has been good on my Baitcasters freshwater and cooor fade is exceptional, casting is good as well, a huge improvement over the old super slick. However…the diameters are large. 15 is more like a 20lb suffix 832 and 20 is almost a 30 in the new V2. If 1lb braid too small for your need and 15 too large….the. That new V2 would fit right in between. Abrasion resistance and fade is also very surprising.

Fins 40g I found to be all over the place in terms of diameter and quality control that it made me sick that I bought large spools of it. I have 85 which is about a 65 braid diameter and very nice on talixa 16. I have 65 on Saltiga LD 30 and it’s diameter is the same as suffix 832 65. Extremely disappointing since it’s supposed to be less than average 50lb braid. And its price point is much more. Also have used the 25 which was nice and about a average 15lb braid diameter and cast really well. The 15lb 40f was horrible with more diameter than the 25 I had bought. The 85 is the exception in my experience and the lower class lines frayed and puffed up something weird and I later looked up on Filipina that is a common problem with that line.

Fins windtamer in 10,15 and 20lb is exceptional in my experience and the abrasion resistance, tight weave and body of the braid and casting distance really surprised me, definitely recommend taking a look at the windtamer if your choosing between them and power pro. The diameters are pretty much spot on with the power pro lineup up to the 20lb class that I’ve used.

Tufline XP is not bad, especially their 30lb which is quite nice as it’s the only 6 carrier in the lineup. I’m eyeing either their 6lb or finds windtamer 5lb for my vanquish c2000s to eventually replace the nanofil when it wears out and I know it will fast.

I couldn’t even use the tufline 8 carrier braid when I purchased it, once Spoiled up it was rougher than power pro original which Is a 4 carrier braid.

i like the testing y’all have been doing, im actually curious to see how the windtamer would go up against the power pro and the new Berkley X5 braid. Love the info coming in from the site also, have been learning a lot of new little tricks to try out and slightly change the waylay I approach inshore fishing a lot

Casey
Casey
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Overall I like 832 better due to the body and tighter weave. 8,10 on my Exist 2500 has been a dream for slot reds, sheepshead, flounder trout and drum.

The X9 has its place with its softer body, but personally it’s a little too limp, almost like jbraid, but doesn’t bleed like JBraid. I like it for smaller lures where your not worried bout snags or abrasion too much.

Jim Faulk
Jim Faulk
3 months ago

I prefer Power Pro. It does not fray as much as SpiderWire

Charles
Charles
5 months ago

you forgot to compare the price difference

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months ago

Would like to know how hydrophobic these lines are and if it affects casting distance when wet…

Brian
Brian
9 months ago

You should pick up a spool of Pure Fishing’s new Amazon brand – Kalex. I’m convinced it’s white label Spiderwire for a 1/3 of the price.

John Mills
John Mills
1 year ago

Hi Luke, firstly loved the video and appreciate real of the time and effort you put into these and in a real world situation.

I have been trying out several different Braids for Beach fishing in the UK over the past two seasons during the winter months [its gets down to minus 6 or minus 8 [even -11 deg C on occasions]] and found PowerPro white a very good line to knot and good overall strength even though I think its a little too ‘floppy’ for my personal preference – however – bizarrely I tried the Green PowerPro and it was useless, even a gentle sudden jerk [real life snagging situation using gloves] broke the line in numerous and very place I tried it, and when I tried the exact same line rating in non-Green/Moss I found significant differences in strength of otherwise identical lines but of a different colour.

Also, I recently tried some Fireline 8, smoke, which I found excellent and behaves a little more like mono [stiffer than PowerPro etc] however this was very awkward to knot and the colour coating seems quite easy to migrate when wet which makes knotting even more tricky as it will slip rather than dig in when tying an FG knot [if you test every time to check its acceptable as I do], so this puts me off it even thought [like Nonofil] its very thin and thus helpful in the awful May Weed we have been having recently.

Like some of the other comments I found Nanofil very good for casting distance [Surf casting against high winds with 6oz weights plus bait – usually lug wrapped within a whole squid on a Pennel Pulley rig], very good knot strength, however I found that over the shingle on mixed ground found it doesn’t seem to last too long before it ‘flattens’ and looses strength and of course frays and breaks – so you really do have to keep monitoring it – not helpful when your freezing with cold hands in the dark.

I have tried most of the Spiderwire braids including Code Red, Ultra Casting and Stealth etc variants and found them generally excellent but beware of frays, they seem consistent bu also suffer from migration of their respective additive coatings.

It would be really interring to know if you test different colours [that’s colors to you in the US…:)..], eg. Green/Moss vs Smoke or Translucent/White vs Red of the same braids to see if there are any real variances and if so to quantify what these might be otherwise I would have to assume I have just purchased some ‘dud’ batches.

Thanks again for everything you’d your brother do, have been a fan for a long time.

Best regards – John

Brian Adams
Brian Adams
1 year ago

I assume the thin diameter of the line prohibits fish from seeing it but is there any significance in the line color?

Brian Adams
Brian Adams
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

I always use a clear flouro leader but have obviously put way too much thought into the color (which shouldn’t make any difference with the clear leader). No more overthinking this for me and thanks for your response.

Bruce Reid
Bruce Reid
1 year ago

have you tested Suffix 832?

Mark Ciciulla
Mark Ciciulla
1 year ago

Have you tried to measure the casting differences between regular spinning guides and American Tackle “Microwave guides”? Also it would be interesting to see the Fuji K frame guides added to the experiment combined with line conditioners.

RICHARD FIORENTINO
RICHARD FIORENTINO
1 year ago

I will stick to Power Pro as I never have a problem with wind knots, so why change?

David Andrews
David Andrews
1 year ago

The more important tests would be between Spectra (Power Pro, Spiderwire) lines and Dyneema (Fireline) lines. I like and use both, but there are noticeable differences. Dyneema lines get fuzzy faster, but when fuzzy are still strong. When Spectra lines get fuzzy, they are about to break. Either getting fuzzy can make air knots form easier. I use some mono for filling a spool and feel comfortable reversing the old fuzzy Dyneema line to get the “new” line out front.

David Andrews
David Andrews
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Firewire and Nanofil are both Dyneema. You would not believe how old and how long I have been using most of my lines. I have not tried Nanofil. It has been years since I bought new line. I still catch and eat my share of fresh fish though. For both fresh water (I go for Snakeheads now – not Bass) and salt water (Yes, I am a Snook fisherman and also go for Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and Tuna), I use 10 to 15 pound test braid with 2 feet, or a bit longer, of 30 pound mono (sometimes nylon, sometimes fluorocarbon – the fish do not seem to care) leader. For the mackerel family fish, I add a short piece of 60 pound mono or a bit of wire. Oops, off topic.
David

Randal Jones
Randal Jones
1 year ago

Thanks Luke. Lots of time and effort. Really do appreciate it. Granted the outcome was not so dramatically different this time but we’ve seen it when it was with other products. Thank you again. You guys are the best.

Bill Bohler
Bill Bohler
1 year ago

A few years ago I switched from PowerPro to Nanofil. I did that because you have to really try to get a wind knot in the Nanofil. I probably could count on one hand the number of rimes that happened over that two year period, and I fish a lot. Also with a much smaller line diameter and “slicker” finish the Nanofil adds a lot more distance.
The only negatives I have found are the price and being limited on the knots that work. With the FG knot that problem is eliminated.
I would love to see you compare Nanofil to another premium braid.
Thanks!
Bill

Marko Rodriguez
Marko Rodriguez
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

I’d definitely be interested to see nanofil tested. I’ve tried it before and it casts effortlessly but seems it’s not as strong as regular braid and stopped using it because I lost a nice fish a 15lb braid might have handled. Wish i knew what it was, it spooled all 150yards of nano and broke off before the leader while on the mono backing 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Did it break at the knot? Nanofil is very picky on the knots you use and how you tighten/wet them.

Marko Rodriguez
Marko Rodriguez
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Yes, I have one that breaks before the knot and you might have tested the same in a previous video.
I’ve used it for snook at night.
50lb spiderwire braid.
Bimini twist.
Abright to 80p flouro.
While testing I wrap the backing to a smooth wooden handle like a mullet, hammer etc..
And the line breaks before the knot. I’d be interested to try it again on a new line to see I’d it makes a difference.

Marko Rodriguez
Marko Rodriguez
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

It was before the knot, I remember it almost looked like a scenario where you stretch plastic and snaps. Maybe it was frayed but it was new. Maybe I’ll give it another try but I’m really dont want to risk losing another fish

Will Hahn
Will Hahn
1 year ago

I used to use spiderwire on everything and have since switched to power pro on almost all of my set ups. The biggest advantage I have seen, personally, is that the power pro is much less susceptible to wind knots- and that when it does happen, the power pro seems to be easier to untangle- the power pro seems to stay stiffer when pushing the line back through the knot, whereas the spiderwire seems to expand/unravel more under pressure when doing so. This wasn’t a parameter in your test, but it’s the biggest difference that I’ve noticed. Spiderwire always did well for me in every aspect with the exception of knotting up. I still have spiderwire in one setup, and on the last trip I took with all of my rods (friends were using some) the one with the spiderwire knotted up 3 times that day on one rod vs 0 on the other 4 strung with power pro. It was not a controlled test; different rods/reels and line weights (30lb spiderwire vs 20lb or less on power pro), but I still think that says something. I don’t know if there’s any truth to this and have not validated it myself, but I was told once that the reason for this is that spiderwire is actually flat whereas the power pro is round. That could very well be hearsay and I know my evedence is anecdotal, just sharing my .02. Interested to hear what others have experienced on this subject. Great test guys, keep it up!!!

Jack Noor
Jack Noor
1 year ago

Luke
Have you ever tried Nanofil? It’s very slick and same diameter as braid .006

I think it casts farther but haven’t tried an abrasion test between them.

Bill Bohler
Bill Bohler
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Noor

Jack,
I use Nanofil exclusively. I have even gone to 5lb. Test and not had an abrasion problem.
It’s almost “wind knot” free and casts forever.
Expensive, but worth it!
Bill Bohler

Marko Rodriguez
Marko Rodriguez
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill Bohler

Hey Bill, how does its strength compare to 8 strand braids?

Ed Northuis
Ed Northuis
1 year ago

Thanks Luke. What is your opinion on the width of the line as far as underwater visibility and catching more fish?

Gary Rankel
Gary Rankel
1 year ago

Good stuff, Luke…..hope a PP vs Sufix 832 is next. I love the new 10lb 832.

RICHARD FIORENTINO
RICHARD FIORENTINO
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

can’t wait!

Marko Rodriguez
Marko Rodriguez
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Rankel

Suffix is awesome from my experience. I use 15lb 8 stand and haven’t had any issues and pulled various big fish from reefs and the beach. Looking forward to seeing a comparison

Mitchell McLeod
Mitchell McLeod
1 year ago

Thanks for the great videos. I’m Team Power Pro only because the Spiderwire seems to fray a little which annoys me.

Would like to know if you have any opinion on Fins Windtamer sold at Southeastern Tackle.

Scott Walker
Scott Walker
1 year ago

Yes I’d like to know any opinions on the Fins Windtamer as well

Mick
Mick
1 year ago

Were the lines wet during the testing?

Roger Meyer
Roger Meyer
1 year ago

I really appreciate your attention to details, accuracy, and details Luke.

Tony McCullock
Tony McCullock
1 year ago

Luke thanks for the tests you do. The information is very helpful. Try the Daiwa J-Braid x 8. I started using this line a few years ago and really like it. It is similar to Power Pro Super Slick but I think it performs better and is cheaper. Although I have not done any controlled tests?

John Martin
John Martin
1 year ago

I like the solder ultra casket only because I get it on sale for 30% cheap and have 5 package now. FG knot all the time now for 6 ft mono or fluorocarbon . Use artificial all the time. Best thing for me was practice casting an hour a day for 7 weeks up north here in a church parking lot aimed at targets . I now cast under docks.
Cheers
John

Robert Bulla
Robert Bulla
1 year ago

Luke I’ve used both lines and prefer the Spider Wire, I think SW casts better and less wind knots, so thats what I use. Thanks for the videos.

Dan Friberg
Dan Friberg
1 year ago

What do you guys have to say about the line lubes that you spray on your reels ? Do you think it helps the line make longer cast and prevent wind knots ? Love SS !!!

Dave Otte
Dave Otte
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Friberg

I am a solid believer in Real Magic for reducing wind knots. I don’t think it improves my distance, but I have had very few wind knots since using it. The wind knots I have had pulled out quite easily.

Dan Friberg
Dan Friberg
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Otte

Thanks ,I will pick some up . Hate the wind knots !!!

Dave Otte
Dave Otte
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Friberg

Get the big spray bottle at Academy. Apply liberally before fishing and after you rinse your reel! It’s worth the cost. Tony did a review of it a while back.

Phillip McCoy
Phillip McCoy
2 years ago
Marcus Lane
Marcus Lane
2 years ago
Reply to  Phillip McCoy

You are absolutely correct. I got bad info from a video I watched after seeing Luke’s post. I would actually like to delete my comment but am unable to. Maybe Luke can give me guidance on how to delete it. Beware though, there was a knockoff brand out there. My bad for not checking the date the video was made (5 years ago).

Heber Simmons Jr
Heber Simmons Jr
2 years ago

Have you compared Berkeley Fireline with Power Pro line? If not,!what are your feelings about these 2 lines?

Paul Turner
Paul Turner
2 years ago

Hey Luke,I love all the tests you conduct. I have used the Ardent Gloss line for a couple years. The only negative for me is it’s abbrassion resistance . Depending on the conditions I may use gloss due to the casting distance. It’s like thread . 18# has a diameter of. 14mm. 150 yards cost 15 bucks. Berkley Nanofil is my primary “go to line”. Some people say it’s like dental floss, but I have found it performs well and works great in almost every situation. I have used Power Pro,and still do occasionally, but I love NanoIil from Berkley. I am a member but I guess I wasn’t signed in. So here is my name and email address. To jog your memory, I mailed you some info on the Shimano Stradivarius reels. Thanks for all that you and Joe do.

DAVID KNORR
DAVID KNORR
2 years ago

Hey Luke, I love all the testing you are doing with the many fishing products available to us. There is a fairly new line on the market that I have never heard mentioned….or tested. It is called Gliss, made by Ardent. Just for the heck of it, I bought a spool of the 18 pound test, and have been fishing with it for a short while. I would love to hear your take on it. All I know so far is that it casts WAAAAAAY further than my 10 lb. Power Pro. I don’t mean just feet further. I’m talking many YARDS! Would love to see testing done on knot strength, line breaking strength, abrasion resistance, etc.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  DAVID KNORR

David, true Gliss casts far. Problem is if line touches fins, gills, teeth…line breaks very easy.

DAVID KNORR
DAVID KNORR
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Anonymous, I believe you are right about that. I remember a couple times I had snook on, and almost immediately the line went slack, and I reeled in my line with nothing on the end of it….not even my leader line. I thought I must have had a nick in the line, but it may have been dragged across an oyster or something. Too bad. Because I really like the distance this stuff achieves.

Allen Lynch
Allen Lynch
3 months ago
Reply to  DAVID KNORR

David, as I’m Sure Ya Already Know— Gliss is frickin’ Amazing ! People will Not Believe the effortless casting distance. I’d love to see abrasion test, etc. I’ve been using the Gliss 40lb. My thinking id “Why be soooooo damn sporting?” I’m pretty much Catch and Release, so if I’m in Heavy Cover, why should I risk losing a Big Fish— Redfish or Largemouth ? I know there are several other lb tests—– I’d just like to see some further testing.

Gary Rankel
Gary Rankel
2 years ago

So many lines to test (my go-to is the Sufix 832). I’m more interested in abrasion resistance than slight differences in distances.

Bill Bohler
Bill Bohler
2 years ago

How about doing a comparison using Berkley “Nanofil” ?
I have gone to it for everything in shore, and love it.
Thanks!
Bill Bohler

Bob Shepard
Bob Shepard
2 years ago

As you know, there are many variables that come into play when maximizing the casting distance. The
3.5% difference is small and could be the result of other variables not considered. And when you consider line diameter, your results are even more surprising…does one line have more frictional
drag than the other; were the lines wet or dry?

Identical reels do not mean equal performance, e.g. lubrication. Although painful, the results might become clearer if the test was repeated using the same reel and rod. It would require unspooling and respooling the reel.

You might repeat the test based on reel fullness versus equal line lengths. Equal line lengths
and reel fullness would require the PowerPro have a backing to fill the spool since it is the lesser diameter. But then, how do we measure fullness? And
does the existence of backing affect casting distance?

Does changing reel type affect the results? Your test used two spinning reels. What if the reel were a low profile baitcaster or a barrel baitcaster?

Marjorie Bray
Marjorie Bray
2 years ago

Thanks again for the time and effort put into these tests. If you haven’t started the knot testing yet, please include the fg with the spider wire. I’m not sure what’s going on with my one rig spooled with Spider wire. I’ve noticed that I’ve been losing my leader an inordinate amount of times. Not so with the rigs spooled with Suffix. My fg knot has been fine till this new rig with Spider wire.

Jeff Chancellor
Jeff Chancellor
2 years ago

Hey Luke, i was really curious when I got the email as I typically don’t use PowerPro any longer as my braid. I usually use FINS original or windtamer up here in North Carolina. But what really makes the difference is how I setup the rods. Lighter lures get 10# braid for 1/8 to 1/4 oz soft plastics on jig heads while the heavier lures get 15-20# braid for the big topwaters or hardbaits like Skitterwalks. And if fishing docks, then I have one rod with 30# braid.

it will be interesting to follow your testing. Great videos from Salt Strong keeps us adapting for better results.

Jeff

Nick Nemeth
Nick Nemeth
2 years ago

I’m also very interested in the power pro max cuatro tests. Can something so close in diameter really be twice as strong, cast as far (or close enough), and hold up over time?

Nick Nemeth
Nick Nemeth
2 years ago

The last time I added new line to my reel I used 10 lb O’hero Adrenaline. Seemed great as new but as Luke questions these lines over time in the conclusion, I don’t think this VERY expensive line has held up very well. I lost a lot of casting distance with it in a very short amount of time. Probably going to stick with power pro again in the future unless more tests continue to favor the spider wire. Thanks for the best videos Luke / Saltstrong! Nobody actually knew what they were buying before you gave us these true comparisons.

Nathan
Nathan
2 years ago

What about comparing power pro vs power pro super slick 8. Would love to know how they compare. I’ve ran both and found the slick 8 didn’t seem to cast as far though it was on two different reels.

Jim Woodmansee
Jim Woodmansee
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Luke, I appreciate your tests and look forward to them. I was also wondering why you didn’t compare power pro super slick 8 against the Invisibraid because they are both 8 strand; seems like they would be comparable. When you get to the abrasion and strength tests I hope you will consider this, i.e., test comparables.

RICHARD FIORENTINO
RICHARD FIORENTINO
2 years ago

I assume you still are using Power Pro and have been satisfied with it.

Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas
2 years ago

Luke, can you try a test using 20# Power Pro Maxcuatro vs. 10# regular Power Pro. Only .001 difference in diameter with twice the breaking strength. Have to get Maxcuatro online, I haven’t seen it in any store.
Thanks

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

Was that the standard PowerPro or the Super Slick? I find the Slick version casts about 5 to 10 yards farther than the regular PowerPro. That might put it 10 to 15ft past the spider wire. The SuperSlick slips off the hook if tide directly to the hook. I’ve had no problems tying a leader to it.

Bill
Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

The slick PowerPro is great with the abrasions also. I tie a double uni knot for my leaders. It’s so slick when I tied it straight to the hook it slipped off under pressure. I also used a uni knot when I tied it to the hook. Maybe a different knot would be better if tying it to the hook. I’ve never had it slip off a leader with the double uni. Great test you are doing. Thanks, Bill

Trey Senterfitt
Trey Senterfitt
2 years ago

I’m glad you thought about trying after they’ve been used a bit. Thus far, the difference appears negligible. I’ll stay tuned!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

I used power pro slick 8 for years and it works pretty good. It is not noisy through the guides like regular power pro and it is god awful strong. Downside it’s green color fades out quickly and knot strength is terrible. FG knot is the only floro to braid knot that I found that would hold. Quit using about 3 years ago and bought J Braid. Best line I have ever used. I had rather buy J-Braid than to get any other I have used for free. My2c

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

This is a great review! I hope you do more and share PP vs another braid, like J, Suffix, KastKing, etc! Thank you and keep posting!

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