Trolling, is letting a revolving bait trail at the end of a long line behind a slowly moving boat. For this a hand line may be used, but it is much nicer to use a short, stiff rod and a multiplying reel. If a hand line is used it must be a strong one. A metal leader and swivel is advised, and the bait commonly used is the trolling spoon. Of course the proper weight and strength of tackle depends on the kind of fish sought. Muskellunge and pike require stout tackle, and the wire leader should always be used.
The wire leader cannot be cut by the fish and it also sinks the line to the proper depth. For very deep fishing, as for lake trout, a braided copper line is sometimes employed. This is used in connection with a short rod and the wooden reel before described. The large diameter of the wooden reel makes it especially good for a wire line, as the line being stiff in comparison to other lines, winds more readily on the large wood reel.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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