I have used Stren braid as well as their old product Superbraid with Kevlar and like them but now use Power Pro. Cheaper and no difference that I can tell. Dicks Had it on sale also, saw it Thursday. Not a fan of Spiderwire (more problems with abrasion than others) and Fireline bleeds color when wet (at least on my hands it does). Just my .02$.
i really like powerpro. it casts great, doesn't tangle. looking forward to using it down in florida when we go trout and red fishing. every now and again you will get a tarpon or shark and they snap 12 lb. test like nothing. i think the 12 lb dia. powerpro is rated 50 or 65lb. i'm curious to see how it works.
I'm a Fireline guy myself. It does bleed on my hands as mentioned before...but that isn't a good enough reason for me to stop using it. Haven't used it yet, but I would imagine that the Fireline Crystal would solve the "bleeding" dilemma.
I mostly troll for walleyes. Used the Ugly Braid on one rod the two times I've been out. Mostly use Power Pro and have it on 4 rods. Could not see any difference between them in this short trial period. Will continue test.