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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2011, 04:07:35 PM »
Harro's Bionic Braid...Love that stuff...

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »
Good on you steven you made me chuckle haha yeah $70 for 150m is rediculous... hmm Bionic everyone says hey ....

Gordon that black max is built like a tank and casts well its a great reelk but do not want to use it as my main baitcaster it came from a special family friend.

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2011, 10:30:49 PM »
Ah Steve

You have reminded me, the last BC reel I bought was an ABU, I just took a look at it. It's a  Revo SX,  Its a ripper of a reel and just had a look it has 20lb Bionic on it.

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2011, 10:44:10 PM »
Funny how things happen like that Sel  :popcorn)

Im pretty sure ill go with Bionic now from what ive heard more than likely 15lb

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2011, 07:11:24 PM »
power pro is much better imho

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2011, 08:32:33 PM »
Hi Beau,
I like Power Pro mate but mainly for heavier work. I have 2 baitcasters rigged with it one 30lb and one 20lb and they work a treat. I tried some in 15lb on a bass reel and it just didn't cast as well so I tried some 12lb Sufix 823 and it is heaps better. The Power Pro is great stuff and great value for money but I reckon Harro's Bionic is better.
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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2011, 10:23:10 AM »
I've had sunline castaway PE 16lb on my bass baitcaster and it has copped a flogging, I mean literally thousands of casts and hundreds of fish.  I have reversed it four times now to use the fresher line underneath that is outside casting range.  Yep, it cost me $70 for a 150m spool but it's over four years old now and I reckon it still breaks above 12lb and I fish it with confidence.

For the larger breaking strains I still stick to 8 strand PE's as they seem to have a better abrasion resistance than fused lines when dragged through timber.

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2011, 03:44:52 PM »
You're right about that Castaway mate, I've got some 50lb on an ABU 6500 I keep for heavier duty stuff like timber. Mine's been on the reel for a few years and it's worth the money. It's just a bit hard to really justify that sort of dollars for a spool of braid . But it casts really well, and is pretty forgiving in the (odd) chance of a birdsnest.
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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2011, 11:03:25 PM »
Funny you say "odd" chance of birdsnest .. only time it happens to me is when im stupid enough to let someone who thinks they can use a baitcaster have a go!  :Hunting)  :Hunting)  :Hunting)

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2011, 10:29:10 AM »
Yeh, definately an acquired taste, but once you get into it you find it hard to go back to a spin reel. Accuracy is so much better. I have an Alphas with 15lb Toray (only 100m spool) trhat cost $40 and it's great. Also have a Banax Sedna that I reckon is very under rated with 10lb Sufix 823. Went up the Wilson River near home yesterday arvo and got acouple of Bass, one on surface and one on a "crankbait".
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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2011, 08:53:56 PM »
Well i got the reel yesterday and couldnt resist chucking some 10lb ice blue copolymer on it just to test it out before i go get me some Bionic.

Tell me how the hell ive been fishing without a good baitcaster for 15 years? Its pretty amazing how you can nock on logs and let a lure drop into the water, scored 3 bass on surface in 10 min doing just that this arvo. Casts a mile aswell. Every adjustment comes with a positive audible click its smooth and very light and i love it.

Sorry just had to share  ;D

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2011, 10:11:40 PM »
Sharing is good Steve, I love baitcasters, I've got a mate who says I'm crazy, but I just like the mechanics of these reels; particularly the good ones.
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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 08:58:59 AM »
I never made the switch to braid  :OMG Maxima, Schnieder and the cheap bulk lines from Big W work wonders for me

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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2012, 08:11:15 PM »
Bite your tongue "holic"! Never made the braid indeed. That's different strokes for diffrent folks for sure.
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Re: Line for baitcasters
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2012, 08:32:32 AM »
I know, I know. Such sacrilige from someone that fishes every day is inexcusable  :Hunting) I just prefer mono

 

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