Thread: Lead core equipment
07-25-2011 01:24 PM #1AI Member
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Lead core equipment
I am looking to get into lead core mainly to fish walleyes. Does anyone have and rod, reel and line recommendations?
I don't want to buy super expensive stuff nor cheap stuff.
07-25-2011 02:38 PM #2
I don't have the high end stuff and don't think you need it. I use an 8' downrigger rod that I got from Fleet farm $30. Doesn't need to be real sensative so you don't need high end. Just make sure its a down rigger rod to hold up to the force of hard pulling baits and heavy line. The Diawa accudepth 47 is a good real that wont break the bank and you can get 5 colors of lead core on them, plus it has a line counter which is handy when running lead core. The line again isn't real specific. I run the 18lb stuff in whatever they have at fleet farm. Hope that helps.Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital
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07-26-2011 02:56 PM #3
The daiwa combos at cabelas are decent for under around 70-80 bucks, just don't get the depthmasters series reels. As Nova said, a 47 size daiwa reel holds more lead than the 27 series. A 27 series will only hold 5 colors of lead while the 47 should hold all 10 colors in a spool of lead core line. Fleet farm has some decent combos as would most retailers or fishing supply stores. I prefer a two piece or telescoping rod at least 8 foot medium action rod to absorb the shock of trolling at higher speeds. Tie a small barrel swivel on the end of the lead line and ad a flourocarbon or monofilament leader of 8 feet for the river and 20 feet or so for clearer lakes."Earth is the insane asylum for the universe"