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  1. Exact same program here too. I use Trilene big game 20lb for riggers. Good line at an inexpensive price. I get it at Walmart.
  2. Sounds like bad line to me. The albright is a pretty easy & strong knot. I use it on all my copper rods.
  3. 2 @ 2 color 2 @ 3 color 2 @ 5 color 2 @ 150' 45lb Cu 1 @ 200' 45lb Cu 1 @ 250' 45lb Cu 1 @ 300' 45lb Cu 2 mono riggers 2 braid dipseys
  4. Every day is different for me. Find what they want by experimenting. Once it's narrowed down, stick to it until it quits working!
  5. We don't get the coho's in spring up my way like they do in the southern end of the pond. With that said though, I do better on thin fins than on brads. As stated above, thin fins don't have a rattle but they do have some more realistic color patterns available that I really like to run.
  6. I thought I'd be fun to see what everyone's boats look like. Besides, it'll make it easier to recognize each other out on the pond. Here's mine.
  7. Did you try moving the adjustable counter weight on the bottom of the board? This will make a big difference. We run 300' of 45lb off walleye boards with no problem.
  8. They're fishing west bay up here already. I guess Frankfort is still iced in pretty thick though. Wont be long!

  9. Are you guys able to get out of Manistee yet?

  10. Oh yeah, one other thing. Copper takes up a lot of room on a reel. You'll need a big one. For my 225, and 250' rigs I use a Penn 330.

  11. Here's my progam: 1,2,3,5 colors of lead for when they're up high. 150', 225', 250', 300' Copper when they're deep (like last summer!).

    I only run the heavy copper (45lb). I want to reel in the least ammount of line I have to! 150' of Cu will run roughly the same as a full core +/- a few feet (around 40' down).

    Based off of what you already have in your line up, I'd first add a 300' Cu. Then Id add a 225' Cu. This way you'll have the basics covered. If you need to cover the water in between your lead and a copper line, you can always add a snap weight to the full core or even the five color to really dial in your presentation to a certain depth. 1 oz of snap weight = 1 color of lead.

    For what it's worth, I caught by far the most fish last summer on my 225' and 250'. The 300' came in handy more during the daylight hours when the sun was high and the fish went deep.

  12. Copper and lead are stealth presentations. I like to keep them at least 150' back from the board. So my program consists of lead up to 5 colors, then I switch to 150' of (45lb) copper up to 300'. So in a nutshell, I like your idea.
  13. I like a lot of "whip" to my flies. Behind an 8" spin doctor I run an 18" leader to the head of the fly.
  14. In my experience I've found longer leads for sliders lead to more tangles. I try to keep my slider leads under 5', and usually run them around 3'.
  15. Part of leadcore's seductive appeal is it's ability to "snake" through the water. With a shorter leader, you're transferring much more of the leadcore's movement to the business end of the presentation. On more than one occasion I've cut back my leader during a trip (especially if theres some wave action) and immediately begun to see improved results. 20-25' leader for me.
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