Copper Wire Fishing line.
Copper wire can be used for deepwater fishing applications. Copper wire has seven strands with a label of 30 and 45 pound test. It has a faster sink rate than lead core or other steel wire lines. An estimated sink rate for 30 pound copper wire is 5 to 6 feet of depth with every 10 yards of copper wire fishing line out. An estimate for 45 pound copper wire is a sink rate of 8 to 9 feet of depth for every 10 yards of 45 pound copper wire. There are no industry standards available to control the labeling of copper wire fishing line. Let the copper wire line diameter be your guide, the thicker diameter copper wire, the heavier and the greater the depth attained. We recomend using an Albright knot to attach copper wire fishing line to your backing. We use either 30 or 50 lb test Power Pro Super braid for backing. Some use and an albright knot to attach a mono leader to the fishing end of the copper wire. We have used SPRO Power Swivels to attach the leader to the end of the wire because the can help eliminate line twists. There is general disagreement about the leader length to your lure. Some state that you shoud use 20-50 feet of mono leader. We believe, as others that the electric attractive properties of copper is lost with long leaders. We recommend a 10 foot leader for spoons and 15 foot for dodger or flashers.
We have measured the diameters of the various copper wire lines available.
Please include comparing the diameters and prices when making a decision.
Prices subject to change without notice.
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