Re: diy shooting heads
Posted by Dan Blanton on 2010-09-28 16:43:22
in reply to Re: diy shooting heads posted by Kitb on 2010-09-28 14:27:52
Longer is better not only for better casting and turn-over with less dumping, a longer length keeps the line down where it belongs better. Don't use short, choppy heads if you can get away with it. Also, line diameter has a lot to do with sink rate. The fatter the line, the more resistance to the water, the slower it will cut through the column. This can be especially important if you are fishing in a strong current.
Another thing about the pound test of a lead core trolling line: Its breaking strength has little to do with its sink rate, meaning stronger line doesn't mean more lead in its core; it just means more stands or thicker strands of material coating the lead core.
Sunset used to increase the lead core diameter of its lead line back in the day but I don't know if they still do. I had some that had a .030 diameter lead core and that stuff sank like an anvil and it felt like getting hit by one if you dropped your back-cast...