Lead Line for Lake Trout
All this has been changed, and very much for the better, by the introduction of a line made of braided copper wire which, by its own weight and without the necessity of using sinkers, attains the proper depth. This line is so extremely well and finely made — of very fine strands of copper wire braided over a silk core — that it can be used on a reel without the slightest trouble. Consequently, hand-lining for lake trout is no longer necessary or excusable. For lake trout, then, use an 8- or 9-ounce trolling rod, and 100 yards of braided copper wire line. This line costs about $2.00 for 50 yards. A special reel for use with this sort of metal line is furnished by the dealers. Various natural and artificial baits are used for lake trout, but, in general, it may be said that artificial bait is not over-successful with lakers. It is better to use the natural minnow on a single hook or an archer spinner. Deep-trolling may also be profitably done for bass and pickerel when they are in deep water in the summertime.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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