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Hi, I'm about to make up 4 Bloodrun 45 copper set ups and was planning on 2 -250 and 2 -300, or should I do 275/325, what are your thoughts?

Thanks 

-Joel

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For late summer fishing with warmer water, I like the 275/325 idea.

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I ended up doing 300 and 250 on Okuma Coldwater 453DS reels, I actually measured out 300 feet of copper and when putting it on the reels the line counter was reading that I had 335 ft, so after doing the math, the 250 would need to read 280.

Okuma CW 453DS

300ft of copper= 335ft (665) on line counter

250ft of copper= 280ft  (720) on line counter

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That's the way to do it.  The line counters work by assuming the reel is close to "full".  Copper adds so much bulk to the spool that the counters aren't accurate.

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I went out of Muskegon on 7-6, went 4 for 4, 11# king on 300 copper w/mag DW spoon in 310 fow, nice coho on meat rig off the downrigger in 300ish fow, laker on 250 copper with jointed spoon around 200 fow and coho off same meat rig in 173 fow

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Remember you can use shorter lengths with a simple snap on torpedo to get extra depth. I use one on my 150’ cu to mimic the depth of a 300.


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Just wondering, when you run the snap on type weights with weighted line, do you put it on leader end near lure, or rod end on backer? I've just started running lead line and have played with snap weights a couple times.

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