Using Lead Core Line...
By: Capt. Hap Farrell
Lead Core line. A line used many years ago before wire started to be widely used. It is on a come back. When the "Tube & Worm" started to gain popularity and was working well on landing big bass this lead filled line filled at least one reel in everyone's boat. Now think a minute, What does the lead core line do? It gets the tube down in the water column to where the fish are. Well, why can't it do that for all the other types of lures? I've been using the same set up I put the tube on and trolled hootchies, a squid like lure, swimming plugs, spoons, and even big streamers with remarkable success.
At my local tackle shop, the Goose Hummock, I've had rods built just for using this lead core for many types of trolling lure. In fact the last set of rods, with a slightly softer action tip with a bit of meat in the but of the rod, still had a somewhat even bend which makes fishing well using the tube. I put a hootchie on and a short while later landed three fish. One bluefish around 8 pounds, a striper measuring 35 inches and one more bass running around 27 pounds. No strain and no pain. This new rod handles this fish with ease, allowing you to play them and enjoy the fight.
Capt. Hap Farrell
About The Author: Captain Hap Farrell
Company: Stunmai II Charters
Area Reporting: Cape Cod Bay - Rock Harbor, Orleans
Bio: Captain Hap Farrell has been fishing the waters of Cape Cod Bay for 27 years. His intimate knowledge of the Bay and all it's idiosyncrasies guarantees that your day on the water will be an enjoyable one. Whether a novice angler, or a seasoned pro, the captain and crew of the Stunmai II will do what it takes to get you "tight" on a big striped bass or bluefish!