Jb: I run standard blood run 27# leadcore and really like it. 16$ For 100 yard spool isn't too bad either. I back it with 30lb power pro high Vis line
This micro lead core has been out for a few years now. What's everyone's thoughts by now? I'm looking to setup my first lead rod. Thinking a couple short cores for early cohos to get used to it. What's the best knot to use? Braid backer Bette than mono? Thanks!
Can someone recommend brand and what pound test their using???
One question remains for me: The best part of (traditional) leadcore is the hypnotic action you get from the buoyant dacron sheath countered by the lead weight. With the new stuff, I'm not certain it's all that different, but I wonder:
If this stuff is 'welded' (<-- not the right word) does it change the hypnotic action?
Couple observations from last year:
1) It cuts the water better. My board ran farther forward on my 10-color than did on my 7 and 5 color of traditional leadcore (yes, on similar baits).
2) You feel more fight from the fish (only caught maybe 3 or 4 on this setup)
3) You get more backing on the reel (kind of obvious, I know)
But, the same sink rate....better fighting action, I think it'll replace traditional lead core on our boat.