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How deep can you fish with lead core line?

How deep can you fish with lead core line?

Just how deep your lead core line will run will depend upon your speed. The slower the speed, the deeper the lines will run. At normal walleye trolling speeds, you can figure about 6 feet of depth for each color. With segmented lines, let out more mono backing to run deeper.

Do you need a special rod for lead core line?

The rod and reel combo for lead core line doesn’t have to be much. Depending on how you spread multiple lines behind the boat, a six to eight foot rod works perfect. The rod tips should be somewhat soft with a moderate action for softening the blows of snags and heavy fish.

How much backing do you need for lead core line?

lead core you need 2mm of spool clearance for each color of leadcore(this works on convector 30 & 45). The backwards method works great if you have 2 identical reels laying around.

Can you put lead core line on a spinning reel?

The line would be too stiff and heavy. If you are planning to troll with it, then you might be able to use a spinning reel. If you could get 50′ to 100′ of backing and a couple or three colors of lead core along with 8′ to 25′ of leader, you could possibly troll by letting the line go straight out of the reel.

Can you cast lead core fishing line?

Leadcore is best spooled on an oversized bait-casting reel using Dacron backing – the same stuff as fly-fishing line backing. Leadcore is very visible in the water, which can be a problem when you’re fishing clear water or nearly clear water.

How long is a leadcore leader?

Give it a stretch… I usually use leaders of between 5 and 6ft long and by cutting the leadcore at around 5ft and stretching it tends to add another six-inches or so to the length. This not only makes it go slightly thinner but also makes it feel fractionally supplier.

Can you use lead core fishing line on a spinning reel?

Do you need a leader for carp fishing?

No leader by Rob Hughes Fishing against horrendous snags then possibly, but for most people’s angling, neither leadcore nor lead-free leaders are really required. Refer back to Strategic Carp Fishing, a book I wrote with Crowie back in 1997, and you’ll see we advocated nylon leaders back then.

What makes lead core fishing line so good?

Our Performance Lead Core features the HTP (High Tenacity Polyester) braid, which increases break strength and abrasion resistance while adding density for faster sinking speeds. Available in 12, 15, 18, 27 and 36 pound test on a 100 yard spool.

How big of a dive can you do with Leadcore?

Start with a reputable #18lb leadcore line, and for those looking to up their game, consider the Sufix Advanced leadcore. Standard leadcore dives on average 5-feet per color, with the Advanced leadcore diving to 7-feet per color. The result is more depth per less units of line, but either way, consider putting on a full-core.

What kind of fishing lines do you use?

Wire and lead core lines are thick, heavy fishing lines designed to take advantage of both the strength and weight of the lines for deep water trolling. Wire lines are single-strand or multi-strand stainless steel or copper wire and require rods with guides and Twili tips designed and used only for wire due to the abrasive qualities of the lines.

How many colors are on a Leadcore line?

The result is more depth per less units of line, but either way, consider putting on a full-core. Leadcore line is marked by a different color every 10 yards, so a full-core would be 10-colors, or 100 yards. You will likely not need to dive to this depth, but it’s a good starting place to get you acquainted with the method.