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ive been thinking about running one copper rod this year.i was wondering is this like leadcore in that you have to run out the full length or more like s.s wire where it can stay in the guides.

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Dive bombs are a lot cheaper than buying a new rod, reel, and copper. With a few core rods, and an assortment of dive bombs, you can target almost any depth. ;)

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I run a 200' and a 300'. i find a lot of fish with the 300 but I run it more. I mainly run the 200 when there is lots of traffic and I am hesitant on running core. It helps get down there without being back as far..

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Copper line just flat-out catches fish! And you don't have to put it all in the water. We have a 600' section of 45# copper that we regularly run down the chute with different lengths out depending on what depths we're trying to achieve. Think of copper as a stealth presentation....way behind the boat after all the disturbance of the boat, riggers, dipsys, flashers etc. has gone by. By far one of our most lethal rigs on Lake Ontario.

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I also run copper in the 45lb variety. It works great. If running down the chute, you won't have any issue keeping it in the guides as long as you use normal good pratice with checking for knicks/cuts/etc. I'm not sure how it would work in a planer board release as I typically let all of the line out or run it down the chute.

Copper does also work well with dive bombs and snapweights. I use divebombs and snapweights on both my leadcore and copper rigs with good success. As previously mentioned, you can get a smaller core or copper rig down much deeper using snapweights and/or dive bombs.

Also, if you opt to run copper, I highly recomend going BIG on your reels. I run 45lb copper on Penn 309s and have zero issue filling up those big reels, even while using thinner superbraid as a backing.

I agree with the previous sediments that copper can be a very productive presentation. It takes a bit of getting used to as far as handling and rigging, but it's well worth the effort.

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I run copper, but not down the chute. I prefer to keep the chute open for bring in fish. I run a of my copper off Church Boards. 300" copper out produced everything else on the boat last year. ;)

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