P-Line Spectrex IV

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by SpecialK, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    Anyone have any experience with this line.
    P-Line Spectrex IV
    Good or bad comments?
     
  2. Pope

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    I believe I posted something about this line last year. I have it on my light (freshwater and inshore rigs) and love it. It is very round and casts well. If I found some which was heavier than 20lb, I would buy it. I have 10lb on my crappie rigs and 20lb on my inshore rigs. Good stuff!
     

  3. SpecialK

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    I am trying to find out what it compares to.
    Is it wax coated?
     
  4. Pope

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    It is not coated with wax. I believe it is more limp than Power Pro and it packs on the spool very evenly with binding on itself. I wish I had some heavier line so I could compare it to Izorline or Jerry Brown, which is what I have on my two heaviest outfits.
     
  5. Snagged

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    If it's colored it's coated.
     
  6. SpecialK

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    Ya I actually found a guy in little little fishing shop in Austin who has a coupld of 1500 yard spools. He somehow ordered the wrong line as he owns a Bass fishing shop. He said he would sell them to me for $65 per spool. It looks like a good deal.
     
  7. fishr1989

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    that's a great deal
    a lot cheaper than powerpro
     
  8. Pope

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    Ya I actually found a guy in little little fishing shop in Austin who has a coupld of 1500 yard spools. He somehow ordered the wrong line as he owns a Bass fishing shop. He said he would sell them to me for $65 per spool. It looks like a good deal.

    What lb test is the line?
     
  9. SpecialK

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    ONe is 65# and one is 80# I think I am going to buy both of them.
    Just wanted to make sure somebody has used some of it before.
     
  10. SkeeterRonnie

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    the color comes off and clumps on your reel. it did it very badly to a bass reel I have. I wont use it again.
     
  11. SpecialK

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    Another friend of mine jsut told me that he had the same thing happen with his inshore reel. He told me to get Power Pro.:(
    I guess I will just get some spiderwire for it... Was just looking for a deal.
     
  12. SkeeterRonnie

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    powerpro is the devil! I rate it up there with scopolamine.
     
  13. SpecialK

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    powerpro is the devil! I rate it up there with scopolamine.
    HAHAHAHAHA

    I had some loaded on my Calcutta. I kept casting a Top Dog and having to go get it. The line had a weak spot every 2-3 feet and would just fray apart... I was so pissed you have no idea!!!:mad:
    One of those days I just went in early cause I could do it...:(
     
  14. SkeeterRonnie

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    thats a normal occcurence with power pro.. you dont know how loyal I was to it for years.. then it went to shiet. I lost SOOOO many bass in tournments with it breaking halfway down the line...... money fish! No problems what so eva with spiderwire.
     
  15. fishr1989

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    HAHAHAHAHA

    I had some loaded on my Calcutta. I kept casting a Top Dog and having to go get it. The line had a weak spot every 2-3 feet and would just fray apart... I was so pissed you have no idea!!!:mad:
    One of those days I just went in early cause I could do it...:(

    are you sure you didn't have a chipped guide that was cutting the line? I've had that same thing happen, and only realize the guide was chipped after I bothered to check
     
  16. Snagged

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    I've had the same problem with PP.
     
  17. SpecialK

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    are you sure you didn't have a chipped guide that was cutting the line? I've had that same thing happen, and only realize the guide was chipped after I bothered to check
    Nope...stainless steel guides. Its a waterloo rod, my favorite. I still use it most of the time.
     
  18. Pope

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    I have not had a problem with it. I have it loaded on my inshore reels for this weekend. I will be hunting reds and trout. I will see how it performs in the salt.