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leadcore set ups

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leadcore set ups

well I four poles and reels to setup for lead what should I setup two three colors two five colors one three one five one seven what your favorite setup   three five or seven  thanks John   :emoticon-0167-beer:

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Five color has been good for me. I'd do two five and a three.  On the fourth rod I might keep it short while water is cooler than switch it to a seven color when fish move deeper.

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I'd go with 2 5s, 1 3 and 1 7.

I have a 5, 7, 10 and 4 that was a 5 but got snagged and lost some when I was too shallow. I use the 5s most of the time. I added the 7 last year and have not used it much. Also depends on how you plan to use them. With a 3 you can add snap weights to get deeper or if you have a 7 or 10 that doesn't mean you need to let out all 7 or 10 colors.

 

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I would recommend 5 color Stealth Core with a braid backing. That's what the charters on my dock run and so do I. 

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As this lead core fishing is new to me as well. What pound test line do you recommend ?

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Are you strictly using them for walleyes? If so 18 lb would be fine. I use mine for salmon/trout as well and have 27 lb. Powerpro is good for backing and you can get more on than when using mono for backing.

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Yes , more for walleye.  Been strictly trout and salmon fishing Ontario for years. Its time for a change and mix things up. Txs !!

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3 hours ago, yankmyline said:

How deep are you fishing when you use 7 color?

At least 40ft or more.  7 color should be down 35 ft or so at around 2mph

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Like fishmaster said 35 ft, assume 5ft per color depending on speed.
Can't think of the knot name but put the mono or floro inside the sheath of the leadcore after taking some lead out and use over hand knot on mono side and lead core side.

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Like fishmaster said 35 ft, assume 5ft per color depending on speed.
Can't think of the knot name but put the mono or floro inside the sheath of the leadcore after taking some lead out and use over hand knot on mono side and lead core side.

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Willis knot


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there should also be YOUTUBE videos on how to connect mono to leadcore. its pretty simple

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4 hours ago, waverammer said:

Fantastic so simple yet effective.
How do you attach it to the dipsey diver?
Thanks for any help

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I'm not sure what you mean but you don't use a dipsey diver with leadcore.

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How deep are you fishing when you use 7 color?

Also depends which kind of lead core you use.
Regular is 5' / color. Dacron sheath.
Suffix 8/32 Advanced Core will go down 7' / color. Smaller diameter and sheath is made of 8/32 Braided line not Dacron.

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Fantastic so simple yet effective.
How do you attach it to the dipsey diver?
Thanks for any help

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Leadcore is used to get your bait to a desired depth, without a diving device added.
Dipseys are to be used on Mono, Braid or Steel Line. The Dipsey is used to achieve the desired depth by adding line out the more you let out.
Using the two together would be useless and trouble, as the diver is doing all the work, and lead would be doing nothing.

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Leadcore adds some extra action to lures as it rises & falls in the water column as you vary speed or turn!

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You tie a quality Ball Bering Swivel to other end of leader and put on your favorite lure. Leaders run from 10-50' depending on Fisherman.

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I believe the willis knot only works with mono and fluorocarbon (leader end). I have never tried it with braid  backer because I prefer mono backer but I think braid inside lead core will slip.  Any body out there disagree ?

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