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  Trolling equipement
  Posted by: old_user on Sep-04-12 9:23 PM (EST)

Hello All,
I am looking into buying a rod and reel to use as a dedicated trolling setup. I have decided that I want to get a medium action trolling rod with a line counter baitcaster type reel.

What I want are opinions on what kind of line works best. What do you folks prefer? Lead core vs wire core vs mono(with a diver of some sort)?
I will be paddling an 18ft Grumman double ender in pursuit of lake trout.


I am trying to figure out where to mount my rodholders. I have seen a few setups with the rods behind the rear seat, but I am inclined to mount them in front of both paddlers. Any opinions?

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  I was...
  Posted by: old_user on Sep-05-12 11:39 PM (EST)
considering one of the Okuma rod/reel combos.
Has anyone used these?

I am leaning toward toward using 12 to 15# mono with a diver, but can't get the notion of leadcore line out of my head. What are the advantages of leadcore? is one or the other easier to paddle with?
  Lead Core
  Posted by: old_user on Sep-09-12 12:37 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Sep-09-12 12:43 PM EST --

I use an inexpensive fly rod and reel with lead core.
It works well trolling streamers or hardware.

Trolling streamers in the spring with lead core from a canoe is timeless.

for a rod holder, I use a "Down East" brand rod holder. it mounts with modified C clamps and works well from a canoe.

Good Luck



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