Copper has a more favorable dive curve. 150' of 32# copper dives about equivalent to a 7 color lead core. 300' of 32# copper wiggles down close to 60 feet. Where a full core hangs out around 40ish.Thanks. I've boated fish on both copper and lead other then the stretch what is the difference?
Okuma Convector 45's or 55's work just fine for copper rigs.Im looking at takeing the copper plung myself but 150 ta 200 a crack per reel hurts a little want to add 2 200s and 2 300s to start to make an even 1000 ft spool any suggestions on reels that dont break the bank would be helpfull but if not ill save for okuma clr-53s for the high gearing or shimano's telk. 700s
Were you running copper to a dipsy or straight back to a spoon?I think it is the action and the depth curve. Out of 22 fish landed last week in GH in 3 trips, copper hooked 18 of them. I even ran the exact same lures on the lead side of the boat just to see what would happen.
X3 on Blood Run.
I've mostly been a downrigger guy but have had some success lately with lead core. I thought that a dodger needed a short lead from a rigger or dipsy. Can you run a dodger at the end of 300' of copper?Copper just gets a spoon or flasher rig.
Dipsys can be run off mono braid or fine diameter braided steel wire but not off copper.