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Email to Power Pro....
« on: May 13, 2006, 03:18:25 PM »

Haven't been very happy with my Power Pro lately, thought I would inform them of this. Was nice as I could possibly be, what do you guys think?
Dear Power Pro,
My name is Taylor Willis. I'm a central Florida native and an avid bass angler and also an avid tournament angler. I am writing to you with a concern about your product.

Here in Florida we like to do what we like to call "Flippin'" which is a technique where we take a heavy weight and place a craw or creature type bait into heavy matted grass or in or around clumps of heavy reeds. I like to use Power Pro braid, 50 pound test, because the small diameter and strength allows me to place a bait into heavy matted grass with ease and horse out a lunker with no problems.

My main concern is lately I have been breaking off with Power Pro quite often. Within the last month I have broken off 3 times with 50 pound Power Pro, one of which was in a bass club tournament. Today, trying to learn a local area of the St. Johns river I was fishing isolated clumps of reeds, felt the fish, and went to set the hook, but came up with nothing but snapped Power Pro. I was very disappointed because I have lost a $2 tungsten weight. There was no fray in my line, just a clean snap.

This was one of two incidents I had today with my Power Pro. I also have a very good friend who fishes a local bass trail that is dissatisfied with his Power Pro. He has broken off while flippin' and while fishing Power Pro with a topwater frog.

I was just expressing my concern to your company in hopes of letting you know what is happening with your product. I would like to let you all know that I am seriously considering changing to another brand of braided line relatively soon if my Power Pro does not hold up to the standards. I have not had any problems with Power Pro in the past.

I hope that you will take these concerns into consideration. In the mean time, Tight Lines.
Sincerely,
Taylor Willis

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006, 03:39:36 PM »

look good to me and you said it with out be rude which is real good.

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006, 04:55:14 PM »

~c~ Very well written concise and to the point...and as Kevin said
it does not depict any anger or rudeness....I think you will be heard

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006, 05:22:34 PM »

I have never used braided line...a mono man myself ;D  In your best guess how do you think it is flawed? My fishin' bud loves braid and everytime he gets his lure caught he pulls the boat right to the stuck lure and he uses 20lb I believe. I could not imagine 50lb ever snapping. Is it getting rubbed somewhere frayed or anything?
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2006, 05:41:54 PM »

I have had 50 pound Power Pro snap on the cast several times... lost a few buzzbaits and retired it ^-^
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2006, 07:05:40 PM »

FishAlive.....I have been thinking about what you said about the Power pro breaking....

you said there was no fray in your line....could the lack of a insert and sharp edges on the inside of the weight be cutting into your line........

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006, 07:47:57 PM »

you go boy  ~shade
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2006, 08:24:53 PM »

Thanks Steve...

Topcat, the tungsten weights that I am using HAVE the inserts. I'm using BPS brand tungsten and pegging them with bobber stops, so that couldn't be the problem.
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2006, 10:20:00 PM »

Actually that bobber stop could be your problem. Because when u peg the weight ur putting pressure on that point in the line and there for weakning that point in the line because when u put pressure on  a piece or rope/braid u flatten the strand out therefor un raveling that point in the line causing it to lose its power thats IMO. I may be wrong tho
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2006, 12:21:39 AM »

Eric... I think you are right those bobber stops must be causing the problem...or he has got a bad spool of  line ...which he should get replaced at no cost.........

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2006, 01:14:23 AM »

Actually that bobber stop could be your problem. Because when u peg the weight ur putting pressure on that point in the line and there for weakning that point in the line because when u put pressure on  a piece or rope/braid u flatten the strand out therefor un raveling that point in the line causing it to lose its power thats IMO. I may be wrong tho

I myself had problems with the Power Pro and went to the Stealth braid...I've pegged it with no ill effects, even if it frays a little it doesn't break.

When I complained about the Pro junk they didn't do anything about it other than tell me it was probably a bad batch and to buy some more  lo who are they kiddin' here...why would I buy more if I had so many problems with it? I simply switched to a brand that's been working just fine and is able to pull pigs out of the thickest slop without breaking...I'm more worried about possibly breaking a rod on the hookset than I am the line breaking.  ;)
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2006, 01:44:21 AM »

Nailed it Fish, switch lines man. If this is happening more often than not. You will be glad you did in the long run ~c~
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2006, 07:33:14 AM »

Well what do yall think is a better braid than Power Pro? I have heard good things about Stren Super Braid and also Sufix Braid.
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2006, 07:49:28 AM »

I made the switch to stren last year and never had one problem with it. The one thing I noticed was it did not discolor as much as the power pro did. It seamed to hold up as good if not better then the power pro did.

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2006, 07:57:15 AM »

Five Alive, I like your email but I would ask then what there thoughts are about why I am having a problem. Instead of just telling them your problems and threatning to switch brands, give them and opening to address a problem they have seen in your region (maybe several others from your area are having the same problem, the bad batch thoery). Other than that excellent writing.

Also, are you leaving a tag end on your line. Any braid will slip. What kind of knot are you using and do you at a drop of glue to it? If you are using any braid, no matter what knot, if tournament fishing glue on the knot is a must.

I have lost two fish recently with Power Pro and it was because my knot slipped. Just something to watch for.
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2006, 08:10:00 AM »

Well what do yall think is a better braid than Power Pro? I have heard good things about Stren Super Braid and also Sufix Braid.

McCoy's super braid
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2006, 10:00:00 AM »

I've never had any problems with the bobber stops before? :-\
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2006, 10:19:42 AM »

I am not by any means a big braid aficionado but I use Stealth and have never had a break on it . I use 50 pound for my Texas rigged soft plastics and 65 pound for my frog rod. I have broken off on the hookset with Power Pro in the past so I switched.
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2006, 11:02:44 AM »

Glue on the knot for sure, good call Mike. Forgot I do that too, keeps the knot protected, especially in 40 degree water temps  :shocking:
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2006, 08:45:57 PM »

I agree wholeheartedly with what Cork wrote.  ~c~

I've always flipped with 20 or 25 pound Big Game and never had a break off.  My two cents as far as the line is concerned.
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2006, 08:47:38 PM »

I love the braid for the sensitivity, strength, and allowing me to flip the thick stuff, but not if it's gonna break off on me.  ~sweat
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2006, 08:55:32 PM »

FiveAlive I was just at Bass Pro ordering a reel and some weights and saw this review...I thought it might help you with your dilemma...I will paste it
Overall Rating:  
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Tungsten XPS, April 5, 2006
By Z from Natchitoches, La.
 

"I like the fact that the weights are smaller, however I have been breaking 80lb braided line with the XPS. I believe the lack of a insert and sharp edges on the inside of the weights is cutting into my line."

 
What is your favorite type of fishing?: Freshwater
How many times a month do you fish on average?: 5+
Do you own a boat?: Yes
 

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apparently some of the weights were made without the inserts or the inserts was not all there...so the problem might have been in the weight..there may have not been a inset or a partial one in your weight......hope this helps

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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2006, 05:32:47 AM »

Thanks Topcat. I'm waiting to see what Power Pro has to say. Hopefully will have an email waiting for me this afternoon.
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Re: Email to Power Pro....
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2006, 03:49:52 PM »

I'm interested to hear what they say...Reason being this is one of the very few complains I have heard about this product.  I have used Power-Pro for the last three years for flipping and frog applications and have never had a problem.  Actually I had one 1oz. Penetrator weight that I used for about 6 months.  I would be willing bet I caught well over 100 fish and never changed the line once, but did re-tie often.  The reason I did re-tie is because I set the hook pretty hard, I probally go through 15 Superline EWG hooks a month because I end up either bending hook points or straighten them out on hook sets.  No matter how peg your weight it is still going to rub on the inside edge and sooner or later weaken what ever brand braid you are using.  My advice would be to peg you weights with rubber stoppers and re-tie before you go out and at least once during the day.  I have used other braids before and was not impressed.  Please keep us informed on what happens.
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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2006, 04:58:29 PM »

 McCoy lines has a better way to peg your sinkers. Instead of using it as shown in the paragraph below for Carolina rigs, you can put it above your sinker to act like a peg. But you should still try the McCoy  braid. It's better than Power Pro.

The “McStopper” is an adjustable weight stop with just one step. It eliminates swivels and two knots, the weakest point in Carolina rigging. Fast, strong, and easy to adjust leaders to any length without additional line or time to cut and tie knots. Simply squeeze the "McStopper" with needle nose pliers. When the slit in the center opens to an oval, thread the line through the opening and release the pliers.
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