Bass Pro Shops Magibraid Lead Core Trolling Fishing Line
I bought two spools of this line to use when trolling for trout. The line did its job as far as getting deep and catching trout. The problem is when hanging up the 18 pound lead core line would break before the leader (8 lb test). In fact the line broke at the water's surface once causing me to lose three colors (30 yards) and basically ending my day trolling. The colors also faded. I won't use this line again. Fortunately there are quality lead core lines available and I am still catching some nice trout and walleyes.
July 27, 2007
CONS- The diameter is not thiner than other brands as suggested, it's thicker. The outer finish is not as smooth as other brands meaning you can hear it rubbing on your guides from friction. The color dye comes off with water as I had purple and blue drops of water around my feet after reeling in. And this was on the first day of use. The line itself has alot of memory as the core lead is pretty stiff so kinks develop easily. The end result is that it's not smooth to use.
PROS- Because the core lead is stiff it;s very easy ti strip the cover off when tying to the leader. Otherwise it seems to do what a leadcore line is suppose to do.
August 7, 2009
Beats a down rigger
For trolling this line can be deadly onTrout. I rig this line onto a level wind reel( over backer line )then tie on a barrel swivel, then about 6' of clear mono line (4 lb - 6 lb) finish the end of the mono with a snap minus the swivel, now your ready to add you favorite trolling lure,Whats great about this line is ,used with a fish finder its deadly. Locate what level the fish are at and let out line about two yards per foot (15 lb test) will get you about 1' of sink rate, colors change every 10 yards for a hundred yards.
I used the above rigging on Casitas, and Castaic,And limited on Trout every outing
March 31, 2009
trolling for stocked size trout
found the same problem as the first reviewer.the 12lb.line started snapping before the 6lb.leader-i tried cutting back and retying several times several times to no avail.bass pro should carry other brands to choose from.
September 29, 2007