What is Lead Core Line?
Lead core line is simply a line that is braided over a string of lead line. The braided line is usually made from a low stretch material such as nylon or dacron.
Lead Core Line Weights
Since lead core line is used in a variety of trolling applications, this unique line is commercially available in line weights of 12, 15, 18, 27, 36 and 45.
Why is Lead Core Line Multicolored?
Lead core line is color coded every 10 yards so anglers can accurately gauge how much line is let out. The more lead core line that is let out from the fishing reel, the deeper the lead core line takes down the anglers lure or bait.
Proper Line Weight for the Job
Walleye anglers that use lighter baits and fish at shallower depths (15 to 30 feet of water) use the lighter lines in the 12 to 18 pound range. Salmon anglers need the heavier line to achieve a greater depth range (50 to 200 feet of water), and the 27 to 45 weight lines will get the bait down to where it is needed.
Can you Cast Lead Core Line?
Lead core line is strictly for trolling applications as the line is too stiff and dense to cast any distance. Some river anglers use a short piece of lead core line instead of split shot for a snag-free approach.