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Old 05-14-2006, 09:33 AM
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Default Wire Line vs Lead Core

I fish in maybe 30ft of water at the deepest and have been using lead core. I am setting up my new rod but not sure if I should try wire line. I do fine the lead very easy to work with but reading I have found many use the wire.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:20 AM
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Well, I'm not an expert but I was just outfitted with two new boat rods down at Red Top in your neck of the woods. The guys there had both core and wire but strongly advised I go with lead core. If memory serves me
1) the wire line doesn't retrieve back onto the real as nicely as lead core
2) lead core is heavier and will sink nicely
3) I believe they said the wire is more visable to the fish
4) Most if not all lead core is color segmented so you know exactly how much line is out and how deep it is. I think it's 30' segments. for every 30' you let out I think the line sinks 10'

anyone else wants to chime in be my guest. Thats' about all I know on the subject
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:12 PM
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If youre serious about trolling you need BOTH...


wire will slice deep in a heavy current, while lead tends to belly...

lead is easy to spool and is suited for calmer water application sand slow trolling(tube and worm) but is not as durable....


if you go wire go monel, it is softer and tends not be springy like Stainless.
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:17 PM
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Roccus,
am I correct about the line out/depth ratio on the lead core?
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:19 PM
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I have used the ratio for lead of 5ft of depth for one color(10 yards). For wire I have read that 1ft of depth for 10 ft of wire. Speed and lure weight as well as current will also be needed in the figuring. I guess I will set up a rod for wire and give it another try. I used wire a few years back and switched to lead.
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