PowerPro Super 8 Slick Braided Line - Super 8 Slick incorporates PowerPro's Enhanced Body Technology (EBT) process to create a stronger, thinner, smoother and quieter line. Super 8 Slick is eight yarn Spectra fiber construction for anglers who demand high performance. It is smooth as silk, casts like a bullet, and silent as an assassin!
PowerPro Super 8 Slick Braided Line - Super 8 Slick incorporates PowerPro's Enhanced Body Technology (EBT) process to create a stronger, thinner, smoother and quieter line. Super 8 Slick is eight yarn Spectra fiber construction for anglers who demand high performance. It is smooth as silk, casts like a bullet, and silent as an assassin! Eight yarn Spectra fiber construction is braided under high tension to create a live surface that feels smooth as silk. Reduced line friction on the spool and through the rod guides allows Super 8 Slick to cast like a bullet. Its smooth surface design reduces friction and line noise, allowing you to fish with stealth and silence. Available in aqua green, this color is designed to blend into freshwater vegetation but is also a good all-around color choice. Ideal for flipping, punching, ripping a crankbait through grass or throwing a frog. Anytime you are fishing in or around vegetation, this is your go to color.
Braided eight yarn Spectra fiber construction
PowerPro EBT Enhanced Body Technology process creates a stronger, thinner, smoother and quieter line
Reduced line friction and noise
Increased casting distance
Aqua green color ideal for fishing around vegetation
Great casting line. For stealth they recommend a leader for clear water. I use 15# aqua green with a 6 foot flouro leader (14# Super FC sniper) below a barrel swivel / interlock snap. After a lot of experimenting I added 12-15 feet of flouro above the snap for additional stealth.
I fish very clear streams and lakes around here where the trout are very finicky and that line combination tripled my strike rates.
DD in CO
PowerPro Super 8 Slick Braided Line
First off I do a lot of lure/bait/jig fishing in trout streams and for years now I've been fishing with Trilene XL smooth casting on a variety of Shimano spinning reels without a real complaint apart from a lack of sensitively in the line and how spongy it is when setting the hook. Last year I decided to give fluorocarbon a shot (Seaguar's InvizX to be exact) and I hated it. After two days it spun up like a top. Granted the sensitivity was nice for those two days and there was a noticeable improvement in fish bites. However I had to respool to get around it and that gets pricey at 20 bucks a spool.
This season I tried something new I saw on a bass fishing show. The dude was using PowerPro Slick with a fluorocarbon leader. I was a little scared that I would loose fish at the knot between the fluorocarbon and braided line but I never lost a fish and the casting was nearly as good as the Trilene XL Smooth Casting. When I would get snagged up though the line typically broke where there was damage to the leader or at the hook knot. I was using some of the Seaguar's InvizX I had from before and it worked ok but I just bought some of Seaguar's STS Trout/Steelhead Fluorocarbon Leader and I'm going out next week to give it a shot. Hopefully that will improve the easy damage the InvizX leader is getting.
Just FYI if you use 20 lb PowerPro Slick with 8 lb fluorocarbon use an Albright knot with 12 wraps. That seemed to be the perfect amount for me. With all of all my breaks from snags I only saw the Albright knot fail once and I had like 30 breaks in a 3 day fishing river trip where I was roping in 18+ inch trout.
Oh and also if you didn't know already, use a little bit of backing with this line. I've seen braided line spin on the spool when I've not use backing. Just like 20 yards of 10 lb mono will do fine.