Discussion in 'Shimano Fishing Gear' started by craigen, May 1, 2015.
Why did you post this in "Shimano Fishing Gear" forum?
I'm guessing it's probably because Power Pro is owned by Shimano
I'm glad someone asked about this line. There are no specs on it and I was wondering if anyone has any experience w this line, good or bad. They share are proud of it though it's expensive.
Dont you work in a tackle store??????? Shimano owns power pro so its probably a good forum to ask. Hopefully the shimano rep can chime in for the guy.
And to answer op question, make sure you wind on the spectra very very tight and you should have no problems.
I got to feel it at the FH show and it is a very noticeable difference. If you use a topshot, I'd imagine you just pack it super tight. Not sure about using straight spectra as packing it tight really does no good after the very first cast. I'd only use it with topshots or if I was to use it straight, I'd use it on bass/lighter fish.
My 2 cents, don't know if I'm correct and I'm sure you could use the larger line sizes without it digging in.
For diameter #80max = #65pro / #65max = #50pro / #50max = #40pro
I think people are looking for exact diameters and ABS to figure out if we want to switch to max cuatro. I really don't like the feel of PP but if it's thinner than JB 100, a lot of us would probably buy a ton of it.
If you pack it on really tight, like have a friend use gloves tight and it burns the shit out of your arms when your reeling, it shouldn't dig in. The spool should feel rock hard. It should be so tight that your first few casts, drops or fly lines has resistance (when using a short top shot). Another tip is when your winding it on, zig zag the spectra at a more horizontal angle every so often. This will also help keep the spectra from knifing in with high drags.
#80 is .41mm / #65 is .36mm / #50 is .30mm not sure about 100lb but based on the trend it'd have to around ~.43mm
If you are thinking of loading your reel , you can step up a line class and still put on the same yardage, basically.
Thanks, I'm a numbers guy and in some line classes it looks like there's some benefit.
It will be interesting to see the real breaking strain numbers in relation to diameter rather than the nominal numbers on the box.
You guys are overthinking this. It's still Power Pro, you load the line the same way as you normally would. Maxcuatro is just a little thinner than our standard Power Pro line. It will only dig if the line is too loose on the spool just like it will with any braided line. The breaking strength is the same as standard Power Pro.
Our "25% average smaller diameter" claim is based on diameter compared to our own brand. I know that the 80 and 100 sizes are noticeably smaller in diameter than standard Power Pro. You can see it and feel it.
From what I have read.
It matters more how the deep, inner levels of braid is packed than the outer layer. So unless your bait goes way out then it shouldn't dig.
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