How long should my Lead Core leader be?

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How long should my Lead Core leader be?

How long should my Lead Core leader be?

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We have a 3 part series of articles on the site for lead core fishing. If you go to the home page, and put "lead core" in the search box (bottom of the page) you will see all three articles in the list. Bite On [url=http://www.thenextbite.com/site/featured_author.cfm?owner=1BE4E899-32D6-... [url=http://www.npaa.net/memdir/81.htm]NPAA #81[/url]

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Thanks Keith now I get it. I did a search & was reading many posts & in not completely reading every post Everything from 6-50 got me cornfuzzed. I got it now Thanks All Walleye Fever Forever Jeff Avery
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No remember we are talking about leadcore cranking on structure here. If you are using lead core (or segmented leadcore) in open water to get your baits down to different depths, then a longer leader is used and typically it is mono. I use a 30 to 50 foot leader of Berkley 10XT when in open water. Bite On [url=http://www.thenextbite.com/site/featured_author.cfm?owner=1BE4E899-32D6-... [url=http://www.npaa.net/memdir/81.htm]NPAA #81[/url]

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Thanks for the replies. I am trying to figure out why so many people have stated 30-50 feet long & what the advantage would be Walleye Fever Forever Jeff Avery
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Ive went as short as 6 feet in river/current situations to get my bait to react even quicker, but in general use 15 feet like Chase said. Bite On [url=http://www.thenextbite.com/site/featured_author.cfm?owner=1BE4E899-32D6-... [url=http://www.npaa.net/memdir/81.htm]NPAA #81[/url]

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With leadcore you want your leaders to be relatively short. I prefer 15 feet simply because its easy to measure with just about two rod lengths. The reason for the short leader is because with leadcore you want to be able to lift and drop your cranks quickly with speed adjustments, and the shorter the leader the quicker response the lure will have to those adjustments. Many times you are fishing uneven structure with leadcore and you want that lure to be as responsive as possible to avoid snags, yet stay close to the bottom. I know there are some guys that go even shorter, Im sure some will reply. Either way, keep it pretty short. Chase Chase Parsons

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I am dressing my lead core rod with 17 lb. How do I determine how long should the 10# Fireline Crystal leader to the lure be?
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