Author Topic: lead length?.  (Read 2275 times)

jpcruiser

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lead length?.
« on: April 02, 2009, 09:56:00 am »
hi guys...been using church inline but have not had a hit on them ever...only luck has been occasionally on the dipseys. i have been using mono lines on the boards with stick baits. the question is how long are your leads? i have no idea of how deep these divers dive..eg j11 raps, reeferunners etc. been useing about 20 to 30 feet.

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riggermortis

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lead length?.
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 06:14:00 pm »
mine are a lot longer then that. short for me is about 80' and long 150' or so

rayman96

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 08:29:00 am »
Luremaker's websites will list dive charts.  Look at lure packaging as lure characteristics are usually listed.  Rapala has dive charts for all of their lures.

Another consideration is mono lb test.  Heavier lb tests will be thicker and sink less.  Use lighter lines to maximize depth.

Agreed, your leads are too short for these stick baits.  Longer leads also = more stealth.

This type of fishing is where linecounters really shine.

When necessary, you can use small dipsys and jet divers to fish deeper.  Church boards will handle this all very well.

These sites will help out.  By the way there are many more out there, you just need to search.

http://www.churchtackle.com/tips.html

http://www.churchtackle.com/walleye_inst.html

Strike Zone

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lead length?.
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 01:28:00 pm »
Good advice by both.  You can also buy the precesion trolling book which gives dive curves for nearly all stick baits made to try and get your baits in the zone.  Also consider leadcore or snap weights to achieve greater depth off boards if desired.
http://www.precisionangling.com/

skamper35

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lead length?.
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 01:38:00 pm »
Long leads 85' to 125' are the leads I use for Walleye and also with Browns...Sometimes I even go longer...Good Luck with your experiments...Just keep experimenting and read the precision angling books and you'll get there...If you can use line counter reels...Bernie

jpcruiser

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lead length?.
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 12:23:00 pm »
thanks for tips guys....been looking for that book but chapters does not carry. where can i get one?

Ziekertail

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lead length?.
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 12:36:00 pm »
any good tackle store , grimbsy tackle will have it fishing world should as well,