Do you need a special rod for copper line?

Just about any rod will work. There are some specific ones made for copper/leadcore(Talora>Okuma,etc.) that are more user friendly do to the fact that they have larger eyelets that let the knot pass through easier.

How far down does 200 copper go?

Registered. 150′ would make the most sense it runs about 50′ down and the 200′ runs about 60′ down which would put right where the 300′ of 32# runs.

What is the sink rate of copper fishing line?

An estimated sink rate for 30 pound copper wire is 5 to 6 feet of depth with every 10 yards of copper wire fishing line out. An estimate for 45 pound copper wire is a sink rate of 8 to 9 feet of depth for every 10 yards of 45 pound copper wire.

Do you need a special rod for lead core line?

They are long, eight-and-one-half feet, and their actions are soft which is an important aspect of a downrigger rod. You will need two rods, ideally. The reels should be large capacity, level wind casting reels. Lead core is bulky, so you will need the space to store the line.

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How far down does a 300 copper go?

That 300′ of copper will be 75-85′ down.

How fast does core sink?

Realistically, you can figure that for every color of lead core (10 yards) you put in the water it will sink five feet if you are trolling at an average speed of 2.0 to 2.5 mph.

How much backing do you need for lead core line?


The most practical way to rig and fish lead core is to first spoon on about 200 yards of backing line. The backing line can be either monofilament or super braid.

Can you use 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.

How long is a leader on the lead core line?

Fishing store guy recommend 15-20 ft lead. Lead core catches a lot of fish for me on Lake Ontario.

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