Woodstock Lead Core Line 18lb 100yds 10 ColourRegular price $89.99 Sale price $71.99 Save $18.00
Trolling through summers heat can be the best way to connect with more fish more often. Fish that were concentrated near the surface or in springtime shallows have now gone deeper or spread more widely in a lake's open waters. No other method can present an array of lures at such a variety of depths as trolling, while covering such a broad swath of water.
But there's more to trolling than simply dragging a lure behind a boat. Lead-core line is the easiest, least expensive way to run lures deep. Lead-core is just that: a single-strand lead wire inside a UV resistant braided nylon covering.
Breaking strain of the line is available in 18lb here at Hamills. Both lines use the same weight of lead core line, only the outer covering changes. The heavier breaking strain will be a thicker line so will need a larger capacity reel and will have more resistance in the water. So if you want maximum depth when trolling use the 18lb breaking strain line.
The line is marked by a colour change every 10 yards, which makes it easy to tell roughly how much line is extended. In general, each colour in the water adds 5 to 8 feet of trolling depth, depending on trolling speed and diameter of your line.
** Tip; The optimum speed we have found to trigger a strike from NZ trout is 2 to 3 km per hours.