I used the regular lines for a couple of years before trying the Slick line. The first difference was that is smoother to the touch and and quieter going through the guides when casting. When a big red is running and ripping drag, the line is much smoother going through the guides, no 'braid line singing" or vibration. Strength is the same, never a problem. Second difference is you have to be more careful with your splice knot with fluorocarbon leader. I use a Crazy Alberto knot and could get good grip with six or seven wraps on the original line. With Slick line I have to use nine or ten wraps to get good grip on the leader. I've never lost a fish because of knot failure, but I had to test several dozen different versions to find the best combination. Good fisning!
answered 6 months ago
- Galveston & Texas Gulf Coast
Braid is notorious for digging into itself on the reel; almost like Velcro touching Velcro. This braid is coated with stuff that is supposed to prevent that from happening, making it easier for the line to fly off the reel when casting.
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answered 8 months ago
- Dallas, TX
Slicker. Has more strands and they are smaller so there is less resistance going thru the rod guides. Cuts thru the water with less noise than the same size old Power Pro. Casts alot farther.
answered 9 months ago
- Clarksville, Tennessee
After testing, Slick 8 apears to cast easier.There is less drag off the spool and in the air. Target casting is improved and also distance is increased. I have not experienced the wind knots like with the previous Power Pro design.
answered 10 months ago
- Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The main difference is the smothness and strongness
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
its alot smoother line and stronger!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
The old powerpro uses 4 strands braided together and felt pretty rough through the eyes. This new Powerpro super slick uses 8 strands braided together and is much smoother on the cast or retrieve. The 8 strands also keep the line rounder, so It doesn't dig into itself as easily.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
- Stockton , CA San Joaquin Delta
smoother and better flow of the reel..
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
- Glastonbury CT