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Rule of thumb for lead core line

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Don't know the type of lead core line one of my reels has on it but curious if there is a general rule for how deep a line/lure will travel with a certain amount of lead core out? Any tips on that?

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30' = 1 color

1 color = 5 or 7 foot depending on the type of leadcore you have.

The new suffix dives 7'.

Edit: I should add that these depth curves are at 2 mph and do not include the depth added from your leader length and lure type.

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The other variables are if your trolling into or with current where you will get a rise or drop in the line and if the boat is running faster or slower then 2 mph you will have some rise and fall as well. All things considered, 2mph is a good starting benchmark but you may have to adjust the amount of line out or in to dial in your presentation if looking at tight bite windows. Leader length and type of lure will affect the running depth as well.


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