What wasn't answered was can you run paddles / flasher fly Rigs off of it with a decent swivel and not worry about a line twist disaster . Has any one switched to this method or positive negitives with it .
19 strand wire instead of Lead core
Just a month ago we were trolling due north in 15-20 fow. Same set up on BOTH sides of the boat - 3 color (inside) and 2 color (outside). Trolling due north, our star-side 3-color was hanging up. (in theory, deeper water...although it was pretty darn close to exact depth on both sides of the boat).
What was happening? A northeast current was impacting the star side boards, allowing them to drop. Meanwhile, the port side boards were being pushed out to the left, running faster, lifting up.
Something else was going on in your experiment.
Lastly, fish hawk makes a product (FishHawkTD) that actually gauges your depth and temp of your divers, coppers, cores, etc. I personally have not tried it. But, I've been told by others that it works. A buddy that fishes in Racine provides evidence that you'll see that depths vary by 4-6' per additional color, and you'll also note the temperature difference.
If you're looking for easier/different ways to get deep, wire would not be my choice
Boscrowe- According to the article, torpedo wire would have that advantage of being able to have the board clipped anywhere on it. BUT, remember, that's the owner of Torpedo wire who's claiming that..... Also, lots of guys claim no issues with doing the same with leadcore or copper, but you wont see me trying it.
Good stuff guys, makes me think back to warm summer days and screaming drags, and gets it off this unreasonable early start to winter.....
On another note, I think the main point they were trying to convey is that wire could replace leadcore as "surface" presentations because leadcore doesn't get ANYWHERE near as deep as we have thought for years. Basically, no matter how much lead you put out, your never gonna get much deeper than 35'ish. The diameter to weight ratio just wont allow it.
At first, I found this unbelievable, so I set out to do some testing on my own. I fish shallow a lot, so basically all I did was push shallow and shallower while out there to see where Id hang up. Sure enough, I never hung up in anything deeper than 40' even with a full core. (Assuming you keep a really straight heading and not much current around.)
I most definitely will not be trying wire instead of lead for my surface lines. Lead has caught me way too many fish to give up on it, and Ive got too much money invested in it. What I have done is switch to copper for anything Im hoping to get deeper than 40ft, and that has absolutely made a difference. But that's a whole different discussion.
No extra weight needed !
I don't get it.