Power Pro Super Slick 8

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Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby AussieBass » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:09 pm

Has anyone used the super slick 8, interested to hear peoples opinions on pros and cons. I have bought some 30lb to which will be spooled on my new daiwa zillion hd when it arrives. I will be fishing mainly rockwalls and pontoons for mangrove jack. I have previously used sunline super pe and found it to be a great braid, the pp ss 8 is alot smoother finish and i can get alot more line on also. Any feedback on the pp ss 8 would be appreciated thanks.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby MardukFIN » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:48 pm

I have used it many years. 15lb for light jigs and stuff. 65lb for pike with 1-4oz lures. I like it very much. Especially marine blue colour.
It's quiet, smooth, slippery and wont bring water to spool, which is important when fishing at cold weather (below 10'C).

Con: It's very difficult to settle backlash cause 8 braided line "opens" and theres bunch of very thin braids all over the place. Also if you managed to hook your line, it open again. It's like lint when coating peels off.

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Postby IlliniDawg01 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:26 pm

30lb Slick 8 is my go to if I need to grab some line at a local store. Blue or green color. Blue for clear water and green for dirty water with lots of vegetation.

There are other braids I like similarly well because, as Aussie mentioned it has some drawbacks, but none are big problems for me.

It seems to tie great knots and albright to flouro leader knots hold well also.

8/10

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby adam lancia » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:14 am

I tried it and didn't like it very much. I found that the weave loosened off and spread, causing it to fray, especially near the leader knot.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby ayo8 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:14 am

I tried almost every name brand braid on the market and PP Super Slick 8 is my favorite.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby johnD » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:18 am

adam lancia wrote:I tried it and didn't like it very much. I found that the weave loosened off and spread, causing it to fray, especially near the leader knot.


same here , I tried it , found it separated up above the hook.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:00 am

johnD wrote:
adam lancia wrote:I tried it and didn't like it very much. I found that the weave loosened off and spread, causing it to fray, especially near the leader knot.


same here , I tried it , found it separated up above the hook.


Separated and frayed aren't necessarily the same thing. I've noticed it split on the tag end and near knots, but it hasn't ever affected the strength of the line for me. Certainly not like knicks in mono/fluoro line.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby adam lancia » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:26 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
johnD wrote:
adam lancia wrote:I tried it and didn't like it very much. I found that the weave loosened off and spread, causing it to fray, especially near the leader knot.


same here , I tried it , found it separated up above the hook.


Separated and frayed aren't necessarily the same thing. I've noticed it split on the tag end and near knots, but it hasn't ever affected the strength of the line for me. Certainly not like knicks in mono/fluoro line.

DaveJ


Mine would separate on the main line right above the knot. Once it did that, it would fray a lat sooner than I would have thought it should have. Also, this was at the leader knot on a spinning reel with a 15" leader so I'm fairly certain that part of the line wasn't coming into any contact with any cover. It just didn't seem like it would hold up so I stopped using it.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:07 pm

Its been a while since I used it, after a while mine started fraying pretty bad...

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby MardukFIN » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:11 pm

adam lancia wrote:I tried it and didn't like it very much. I found that the weave loosened off and spread, causing it to fray, especially near the leader knot.


All 8-braided does that same. Daiwa J-Braid, Daiwa Tournament 8, Sufix Pro 8 and ATC Bushido Combat Braid at least.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby adam lancia » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:29 pm

MardukFIN wrote:
adam lancia wrote:I tried it and didn't like it very much. I found that the weave loosened off and spread, causing it to fray, especially near the leader knot.


All 8-braided does that same. Daiwa J-Braid, Daiwa Tournament 8, Sufix Pro 8 and ATC Bushido Combat Braid at least.


With the exception of Sufix 832. That's all I use now and am very happy with it.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:07 am

Sufix 832, Pline TCB 8, Maxima braid and seaguar smackdown do not fray like power pro 8 does.

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Re: Power Pro Super Slick 8

Postby Drew03cmc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:18 am

Honestly, I love the Super Slick 8 carrier. I use it on my spinning setups with a fluoro leader. It's pretty dang nice stuff. I've used regular PP, 832 and something else, but i keep coming back to S8S.
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