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Mykal

leadcore questions!

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CTSH, Leadcore has color coated line so a line counter is not a necessity, but it is a plus if you get one, especiallyfor suspended fish. I use a Shakespeare Tidewater with line counter on a 7 foot medium power/medium action rod. The leadcore has no stretch so a mono leader 7-10 foot is essential. Leadcore is coated so you won't need to seat your reel with anything. I run 17lb and it works great. The heavier the test the thicker the line so keep this in mind when looking at a reel. I can get a whole roll of 17lb leadcore on the bigger Tidewater reel. Hope this helps.

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where can you pick up a tidewater line counter and how much do they run?

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Quick question!

Is it important to have a line counter reel when fishing with leadcore? Also, do you put some type of backing on the reel before you spool up the leadcore? Which lb leadcore is most applicable to pulling craks 18lb? Thanks in advance!!!

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I use a 7-10 foot 10lb trilene xl or xt leader in green for Mille Lacs. The mono has the stretch you will need when connecting with a fish. Flourocarbon has minimal stretch so I wouldn't recommend it on this setup unless you have a soft rod to take the shock. This isn't finesse fishing here. I work leadcore up to 15 feet down to 35. What's nice is you can put any type crankbait on and put it where you need it as long as you have your trolling speed in check.
Mills carries the Tidewater reels for $40 bucks. Nice reel for the price.

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