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Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby Tbrake » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:58 pm

I’m getting ready to invest in quite a bit more polywire and reels. I currently have 3-4 miles of power fields 9 wire in use and seems to be of decent quality. Only been in use a couple years. I was wanting to know if anyone had other recommendations before I bought more. Are there better options? I’m am not to conserned on price as It is a 4-5 year investment. I am not interested in steel wire. Thank you for your help
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:05 pm

My favorite is whatever the neighbor keeps in his shed/shop. :)
Sorry not of more help.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby Tbrake » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:40 pm

Hard to beat that kind! From what reviews I can find “stafix” seems to be very good. I’m curious to how the orange shows up compared to white? I had some cheap bayguard yellow wire last year, that stuff was almost invisible to me.i threw that junk in the trash after 2 weeks of use. White is way more visible.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby dun » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:34 pm

I prefer Gallagher. I've tried others and they are either a lot bigger in diameter (hard to get 1/4 mile on a roll up spool) or the conductors seem to break frequently
We're still using polywire that we've had for 18 years and it still works just like new
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby ddd75 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:19 pm

powerflex fence.

been outside everyday for almost 10 years now... in the woods.. been running over it all that time with vehicles..etc..

still in unbelievable shape. I have several other brands and they don't even hold a candle. *(i've never tried Gallagher) h
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby JW IN VA » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:40 pm

Gallagher Turbo (9wire).
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:47 pm

We may be talking about two different things, but when I use the small poly rope it burns in to everywhere i splice it.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby dun » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 am

ddd75 wrote:powerflex fence.

been outside everyday for almost 10 years now... in the woods.. been running over it all that time with vehicles..etc..

still in unbelievable shape. I have several other brands and they don't even hold a candle. *(i've never tried Gallagher) h

Powerflex is the largest diameter I've tried and it won;t fit well on conventional polywire roller spooles
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby dun » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:18 am

Bigfoot wrote:We may be talking about two different things, but when I use the small poly rope it burns in to everywhere i splice it.

Never have had that issue with any splices.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby ClinchValley » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:48 am

What kind of reel do you guys buy/prefer?
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby dun » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:42 am

We have 4 different kinds. Don;t know the makers of any of them. Most recent one I got was 7-8 years ago and is a geared drive kind. Hate it.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby 1wlimo » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:31 pm

dun wrote:We have 4 different kinds. Don;t know the makers of any of them. Most recent one I got was 7-8 years ago and is a geared drive kind. Hate it.


Yep not a fan of the geared ones. I use the big black reels that will hold 600m plus of the 3 or 6 strand white poly. For some reason the white works a lot better even in the snow. Deer are a big problem here.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby Lucasbranham » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:27 am

9 strand Kencove.
Obrians 3-1 geared reel.

Have 3 years of daily use on a couple reels and wire and no problems. A lot of it has been cut and tied back together. No issues with the wire or the reel working with the knots.
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby alpine740 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:28 pm

Gallagher Turbo Wire!
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Re: Everyone’s favorite poly wire

Postby Post Oak » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:40 am

My friend got me started using this 3/64 cable and it works better than polywire and has a better pop.
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