The most important part of a fisherman’s equipment is his fishing line. There are many great lines available today, for every application. FISH THIS has tested many of the braid lines and PowerPro has risen to the top. PowerPro is a Spectra® fiber, extremely round and ultra-sensitive. It comes in line strength from 5-250lb test. We tested it in all sorts of conditions and fishing for numerous species of fish such as smallmouth, largemouth and trout. We gave it the ultimate test in Mexico Beach, Florida for Big Reds. In all conditions and situations, it has never let us down.
Being a super braid, it is extremely important that you put some sort of backing on your reel before tying on the braid. You can put a few yards of mono, or just wrap your spool with electrical tape, before tying on the braid, both methods work fine. We mainly use a mono or fluorocarbon leader when fishing this line. Usually a 3-6 foot leader will work. There are many knots that will work, when tying on your leader, but we have been using the surgeons knot exclusively, with great results. We use braid on all our reels, which eliminates the need to re-spool year after year. This line is tuff and very durable. All you need to do is just replace your leader.
The advantages of using this super line are numerous. It cast easy, it’s very durable and last a long time. Give this line a try, you will be glad you did.
The opportunity to fish for reds in Mexico Beach Florida was to hard to pass up. Only problem was we had no equipment. The Cabelas Salt Striker reel exceeded our expectations. The Salt Striker reel was clearly built to withstand the harsh saltwater environment as it operated flawlessly. The reel landed red fish after red fish with no issues all while taking the abuse day after day of the warm saltwater.
With the move from classic fishing vests to alternative packs and modern vests, the Fishpond Blue River Chest Pack is a well designed and functional chest pack for any level fly fisherman.
Putting it through days and days of fishing in various conditions revealed no problems. The pack holds up well and is easy to fish with. The waxed canvas not only looks cool but provides great durability.