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Wire Line
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 13, 2020 07:47PM

Recommended guides for wire line trolling. Lake Ont. Any suggestions?

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: May 13, 2020 09:44PM

Lots of folks use silicone carbide guides for good years of service.

Take care

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: May 13, 2020 11:28PM

Silicone Nitride ringed guides also, Fuji is the only supplier of that material I'm aware of.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Bill Break (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: May 14, 2020 09:07AM

I just built two Rain Shadow blanks using the silicon nitride guides in spiral wrap with slick grips for wire line on Lake Ontario. Still on lock down on the Canadian side, can't get out to try them.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.centurylink.net)
Date: May 14, 2020 09:36AM


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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 11:03AM

What kind of wire? Copper is a lot softer than monel. I like the old-school deep trolling methods - especially the no-rod system using a wind-up record player with a spool fastened to the turntable.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Bill Break (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: May 14, 2020 01:27PM

30 pound stainless 7 strand wire line. Used to connect to a dipsy diver.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 04:12PM

I think you could get just as deep using gel-spun braid with your dipsy diver. That would make guide selection relatively easy?

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: May 14, 2020 06:15PM

Thanks guys.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Scott Kelly (---)
Date: May 15, 2020 08:41AM

Phil Ewanicki Wrote:
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> I think you could get just as deep using gel-spun
> braid with your dipsy diver. That would make guide
> selection relatively easy?


There is something about the harmonics of SS wire that makes it more productive than braid on dipsys. I have found the same thing with a downrigger ball set up with a wire cable vs braid. For some reason the wire catches more fish, I’m assuming the vibration.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/2020 08:41AM by Scott Kelly.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Bill Break (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: May 15, 2020 09:17AM

The main reason for wire line on Lake Ontario is the water fleas. Braid is fine until the fleas show up as the water warms. They cling to the braid and you end up with pipe cleaner all the way down the line that clogs the tip. Wire line saws right through them.

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Anthony Unger (---.15.236.249.res-cmts.ovr.ptd.net)
Date: May 15, 2020 08:26PM

Thats frickin interesting.. Ive womdered why they would use wire.. Also for the record he uses copper, monel and SS.. Hes a interesting guy to fish with lol

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Re: Wire Line
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: May 18, 2020 11:04AM

Bill: Why not single-strand stainless? A single-strand of any kind of wire will troll a lot deeper than a braided wire of the same strength, and compared to single strand a braided wire is a water-flea magnet. I know about kinks, but a careful troller can avoid them.

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