Is 100lb. metered Pro spec kinda plastiky?

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jjc7154

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I just got a 1500 yd spool of 100lb. Berkley pro- spec delivered by fed-ex from a retailer on ebay. It feels very strange, like is has a heavy plastic coating. Does anybody have any experience with it? I was going put it on a VISX 16 that is on it's way and my VISX 20 that has 100lb. j-braid on it and that feels well, more normal. (My Torques all have 50 and 65 lb prospec.). Here a pic of the piece of the pro spec and the j braid. The dark blue section of pro-spec holds a U-shape. almost like a piece of wire, as the coating is so thick. The aqua blue section of j-braid hangs down more "normal". Thoughts?

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Pitchinwedge

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    Yup, it has a thick coating. Probably needed to put color on the Dyneema. Don't know if the coating thins out over time with use, but the extra thickness kills line capacity.
     
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    Pacific Jigger

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    100lb Pro Spec is basically rope. It has an ABS of around 200lbs.
    It’s the only weird line in the Pro Spec lineup, all other line weights test out well.
    80lb. Pro Spec tests between 114 and 120lbs., depending on the spool, and has an excellent strength to diameter ratio.
     
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    Hkrob

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    I love Prospec braid except for the 100# metered stuff didn’t like it at all ended up giving it away. The coating on it sucks makes the line feel cheap almost feels like mono and it’s thick AF!
     
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    MAG0121

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    I use it in 65lb on a couple of Torque XNLD2s. The waxy surface definitely decreases, but never fully goes away. It's also noticeable on a spool of 30lb, but not as much since it's so thin. All I can say is, once you get used to it, it's not problematic. As long as your knots are true, the strength of this line is phenomenal.
     
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    Anders1

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    I used the 50# ProSpec Metered braid for albacore jigging. Spooled up a bunch of reels with it last spring. Let's say they all have different line on them for this year. Went to the ProSpec white on many of them, no problems.
     
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