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Old 07-18-2009, 11:40 PM
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Default Rio Powerflex

Just picked up some Rio Powerflex leader/tippet line,seem like nice stuff anyone with experience with it??? One thing I noticed is that the diameter of the rio is smaller and stronger them maxima leader line(maxima is what I usually use), hopefully its strong stuff!!!
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:38 AM
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Just picked up some Rio Powerflex leader/tippet line,seem like nice stuff anyone with experience with it??? One thing I noticed is that the diameter of the rio is smaller and stronger them maxima leader line(maxima is what I usually use), hopefully its strong stuff!!!
No surprise at all there as Maxima is always .001-2" larger in diameter than its stated size.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:25 PM
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You can basically make mono/copolymer to be very strong per its diameter, or more abrasion resistant. The added abrasion resistance generally results in stiffer line as well, though I can't say whether its due to the different plastics, increased diameter, or more likely a combination of the two.

Rio's Powerflex falls into the strong/skinny/limp category, along with Froghair, and most materials from Umpqua and Orvis. Maxima, Ande, Trilene Big Game and Mason fall into the tough/thicker/stiff variety.

I'm a fan of powerflex, especially for trout fishing, and Ande or Big Game for salt.
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I use the Powerflex, and have no complaints. I carry 4-7x.
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Default Re: Rio Powerflex

i like the powerflex also, but the fluroflex... i would stay away from, i have had nothing but bad breaks, and the knots seem to snap alot.
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