I"ve been using P.P. for the past 8 yrs and I have to say it definitely comes with a learning curve. The biggest cause of wind knots are caused by two factors. 1. Braid not wound tight enough initially on the reel. 2 not closing the bail by hand. What I have learned is after a fishing session when you did not catch a fish it's a good Idea to tie your terminal line end to a snap swivel attach it to a fence and pull the braid off the spool and re-reel the line back on tight. I do this with my plugging reels often and never have. Problems with wind knots anymore. I also now never close the bail with the reel handle always by hand.Its softer and more limp = more wind knots.....my 2cents..
:thumbsup: I agree.I have a 50/50 split of jerry brown 40lb hollow core and suffix 832 on all of my spinning reels save one. I put the 10lb super slick 8 on a daiwa fuego 2500A about a month ago and I like it alot, and this is coming from someone that thinks standard power pro is absolute garbage. One thing about the super slick 8, rigging is a little different. I use a tri shear for all my rigging, and the super slick just doesn't cut clean with it. I keep a folding utility knife on me when using it, because it's the only thing I've got that cuts it clean. It has a lower pic count than 832, and the carriers look wiry when you fray the line out. It's definately a different product from any other braid I've tried. It seems to be wearing well, and I've had no issues at all with it. And wind knots are 100% operator error, and there has never, ever, in the history of braided spectra, been a line that could be held responsible for a wind knot.
When you fish 3 times a year you should get ummmm, hmmmm, 15 years before you need to respool....i have the same power pro on 2 reels for over 3 yrs. never have problems losing fish or anything close. i have used same reel flounder fishin all summer,striper in spring,and striper in fall. never ever lost a fish due to breakage or line wear.... and now that i officialy jinxed myself i will respool this spring. oh also used on wreck trips with no problems.lol.i can spend 15 dollars on pp or close to thirty on some of the others.....imo. you use it u get used to it.