It’s been several years since I have spooled up any of my reels with line other then Power Pro. I was, for lack of a better word, content. I was content with just about every aspect of Power Pro. The problem with being content with anything in life is that you don’t really try anything new. You don’t know what you’re missing. At this this point you are probably wondering what I’m going on about, but its simple, we all need to try new things, especially in the world of fishing.
At first glance, Sufix 832 looks almost exactly the same as Power Pro. The both come in moss green, they are both low diameter, the both leave your thumb green after a day of fishing with a baitcaster. So what sets them apart? First I’d like to start by saying I’m no scientist, thats Jonathon’s department, so I’ll just do a quick copy and paste from the Sufix website.
Sufix 832 is made from a “Patent-pending construction of 8 fibers (7 DyneemaÂ® plus 1 GOREÂ® Performance Fiber) and 32 weaves per inch. GOREÂ® Performance Fibers improve abrasion resistance, increase casting distance & accuracy and reduce line vibration. DyneemaÂ® fibers provide high strength & sensitivity, hydrophobic water-repellent protection and small diameter.”
That all sounds pretty awesome, and there certainly wasn’t anything comparable written on the Power Pro site about their line. There are really only two parts I’m interested in, increased casting distance and strength. I’m not a finesse fisherman, in fact I’m the complete opposite most of the time. I must admit, I was feeling pretty skeptical as I walked down to the lake with a fresh spool of 832 on my Quantum Tour PT. Could this line really be better then Power Pro?