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Old 02-13-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

What do like like better and why? Does one mend, float, or behave better than the other?

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Old 02-13-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

Spin reel fireline for sure, Casting Power pro..
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

im running 14lb fireline right now and im loving it. really smooth and casts great.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

I like my 20# Power Pro.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

The original fireline mends better then power pro I think. I also think the hydrofloat by Pline mends better then anything else, but you have to really watch the yellow coating on it.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

A new one to the field is Tuff line Duracast. It has the coating to it to limit tip wrap, and is round and casts well. I used it briefly on my OP trip with Mike Z. I've been using fireline Crystal and am not sold on it yet. It DID tip wrap my Hertzog Lami and took off 3 guides and two inches of the tip in an instant. I'm pretty much DONE with power pro, if Tuff Line pencils out.! I've used Power Pro for about 5 years and caught hundreds of steelhead with it but am DONE with tip wraps!

I've been using Fireline Crystal for about a month, so the jury is still out. But I'm not that impressed with it so far. One good thing I will say is that it doesn't absorb water so It might work well in below freezing conditions.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

Hey Geo, I'm interested in the Duracast verdict. I picked some up at the Sportsman's show. However I'm working all week & won't be able 2 try it out yet. Used Hydrofloat last week. It worked well, but it's so friggin BRIGHT! Let us know how well it works for you. thnx.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:05 PM   #8
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Hey Geo, I'm interested in the Duracast verdict. I picked some up at the Sportsman's show. However I'm working all week & won't be able 2 try it out yet. Used Hydrofloat last week. It worked well, but it's so friggin BRIGHT! Let us know how well it works for you. thnx.

ooooooh, Hydrafloat. I have a verdict on that...............

Hey, If Mike Z is using tuf line, then it must have impressed him. I've learned a lot from hime and I trust his judgment. I will be heading out to the OP the end of this week and will pick some up and try it. I fished it for about half a day and caught a couple of fish on it. Thought it was great. Need more time to get a better feel for it.

I've looked at all my local stores and haven't seen it. Even Cabelas. The Forks Thriftway is the only place I found it.

That place actually has some great stuff and not tooooo expensive.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:18 PM   #9
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

I have tried the Duracast and wasn't happy with the results. At first like others have posted it was rounder and was a smoother at casting. But only after one trip with it, I noticed that the line it self wore down quickly. It frayed easier than tuff line. I use a sliding bobber and where I have a swivel below the bobber that is where I found most wear on the line. It does however float better than regular tuff line xp. Which I have been using for about 3 years now.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #10
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Spin reel fireline for sure, Casting Power pro..
I've used both and would agree here.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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Default Re: Fireline or Power Pro for Float/jig fishing?

I bobber/jig fish a lot and had always used Tuff Line for years. However, it use to tip wrap a lot and was a real pain. So it was time to replace so I talked with the guys at Fisherman's to get their opinion. They turned me on to Fireline and I have not looked back. I love the stuff and it has cured the tip wrap issue entirely. I also like the floating charactistics of the Fireline, it makes it real easy to mend your line for better presentation.
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