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04-09-2019 10:01 AM
Ricky Spanish
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Ricky years back I spooled 6 reels with it, 3 of mine and 3 of a buddy the week before heading to LOTW. The first day we both broke off, him twice and me once without any real reason, not on snags or fish, one was a backlash with a single blade bucktail. The line kept fraying for no apparent reason, and always frayed at the rod tip about the point you would reel up to make another cast. After re-tying 4-5 times...

I've just not found anything I don't like about the 832, so I have been sticking with it. I will likely try the Cortland again this year, I have 4 musky rigs needing line this year. Use whatever works for you.
Thanks. It sounds like you have done your homework. I have had no issues in two seasons with PP, but I picked up some #80 832 last night. I am going to spool a couple jig rods with 832 as well.
04-09-2019 09:19 AM
K Gonefishin If you fish cold water and don't like spraying yourself with water Cortland and Diawa j braid doesn't hold water, I musky fished with a couple guys 3 weekends ago and they were all complaining about cold hands, I had Diawa J braid and my hands where dry, something else to consider. As far as backlashes pro pro SUCKS for digging itself into the spool, Cortland masterbraid it's a non issue it.
04-08-2019 04:26 PM
Bobber1 After using PowerPro 65 & 80 for a number of years w/o complaint, decided to try their Maxcuatro 80 in high vis yellow, which claims to have the same diameter of 65lb test with 80lb strength. So far I've been extremely pleased with its handling quality and castability. Admittedly have only been on the water with it the better part of a week, so have no long term evidence to report yet.
04-04-2019 06:53 PM
floorguynate [QUOTE=rwl;6307210]Ricky years back I spooled 6 reels with it, 3 of mine and 3 of a buddy the week before heading to LOTW. The first day we both broke off, him twice and me once without any real reason, not on snags or fish, one was a backlash with a single blade bucktail. The line kept fraying for no apparent reason, and always frayed at the rod tip about the point you would reel up to make another cast. After re-tying 4-5 times in a day and a half and breaking off a few more times I ripped all my line off and put on Tuff-Line, which was the only line I happened to have int he boat. My buddy had some extra spools or borrowed line from someone else also and we had no issues the rest of the week. I brought all the line back to the shop that spooled it on and they said, yeah they had a bad run and he was going to send it in and see if they would refund me, I never heard back.

Any chance that was around 2007? After spooling up with new 80 lb power pro and breaking off trolling a chatter bait in prop wash, peeling off 30', and breaking off again I gave up on it. Brand new line and the rod is still in service with no damaged guides. I switched to tuff line xp and now use 832 since it's available locally.
04-04-2019 06:55 AM
eriksat1 Cortland Spectron has been good for me as well as PP. I never go under 80 Lb test. If you go under 80 Lb test you start having problems with backlashes and line breaking. For really big stuff, pounders and big double 10ís I will even go with 100 Lb test. Smaller Lb test is thinner diameter and digs into the spool to easy. Musky are not line shy. I have even caught my biggest walleyes while musky fishing 80 Lb test line.
04-03-2019 01:15 PM
Mojo1269 I use 80 & 100 LBS Cortland Masterbraid on most of my reels these days. The 832 suffix is nice too but it only is made up to 80LBS and for my heavy swim baits and for trolling large cranks I want 100.. The color tends to bleed on the line, more so than others, but I have never had issues with it when I have used it. If you like it I would not hesitate to string it up.
04-03-2019 12:23 PM
Mr. Sauger
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I used 80# Sufix 832 musky fishing last summer and liked it. It casts well, had no odd breaks and lays on the spool well. I will be eventually be replacing the power pro on my other reels with Sufix 832. By comparison, I find power pro noisy (not really a big deal) and it has a tendency to bite into itself on the reel. Tug too hard on a snag and the line on the reel will dig a few layers down which can be a time bomb for a birds nest (baitcaster or spinning).

Unlink most braids, Sufix 832 sinks (slowly). My test with tapwater in the utility room sink proved it, but I didn't notice much of a difference on the water (including tossing topwaters).
04-03-2019 09:07 AM
K Gonefishin Cortland or Ohero 80 or 100 is all I will use, power pro is junk for musky casting.
04-03-2019 08:28 AM
Bigstick56 I have been using Sunline FX2 80# the last 3-4 years and found it to be an awesome line. A lot of musky people don't know about this line as it is marketed as a froggin and flipping braid. It stays round, doesn't soak up as much water and doesn't bleed color like the other braids out there. it comes in a 90 yard spool the perfect amount for any musky set up. Do yourself a favor and check it out...
04-03-2019 07:47 AM
rwl
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Since it seems the OP is all set, I am going to hijack. Wondering if you can elaborate. I plan to respool mine this year and have not had any trouble with Power Pro.
Ricky years back I spooled 6 reels with it, 3 of mine and 3 of a buddy the week before heading to LOTW. The first day we both broke off, him twice and me once without any real reason, not on snags or fish, one was a backlash with a single blade bucktail. The line kept fraying for no apparent reason, and always frayed at the rod tip about the point you would reel up to make another cast. After re-tying 4-5 times in a day and a half and breaking off a few more times I ripped all my line off and put on Tuff-Line, which was the only line I happened to have int he boat. My buddy had some extra spools or borrowed line from someone else also and we had no issues the rest of the week. I brought all the line back to the shop that spooled it on and they said, yeah they had a bad run and he was going to send it in and see if they would refund me, I never heard back.

I've tried PP several times since then between that and the green running down my hand for days instead of hours, the fact I don't like how it is flat and noisy, and how fast it frays I just gave up on it.

I try new line on one reel every other year or so when it needs new line, I can't remember if I tried the Cortland, I used miles of the black dacron Cortland Musky line years ago LOL.

I line a high pic count and round line. The last 10 years I got my dad, wife and 3 daughters musky fishing and have picked out many backlashes, PP is harder for me to pick out than some other lines for some reason. I think 832 packs harder on the reel maybe, or stays packed better?

I've just not found anything I don't like about the 832, so I have been sticking with it. I will likely try the Cortland again this year, I have 4 musky rigs needing line this year. Use whatever works for you.
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