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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonsquad View Post
    How did will a 300' of #30 go? I bought the wrong stuff I always run the 45 but i screwed up. I've been catching fish on the #30 pound just curious on its depth. Thanks guys
    Here are the depth curve charts from Blood Run's site:

    32# Super Copper (.030 in diameter)
    25′ copper – 5 feet down
    50′ copper – 10 feet down
    75′ copper – 15 feet down
    100′ copper – 20 feet down
    150′ copper – 30 feet down
    200′ copper – 40 feet down
    250′ copper – 50 feet down
    300′ copper – 60 feet down
    350′ copper – 70 feet down
    400′ copper – 80 feet down
    450′ copper – 90 feet down
    500′ copper – 100 feet down
    550′ copper – 110 feet down
    600′ copper – 120 feet down

    45# Super Copper (.038 in diameter)
    400′ copper – 90 feet down
    500′ copper – 110 feet down
    600′ copper – 135 feet down
    700′ copper – 150 feet down
    800′ copper – 165 feet down
    900′ copper – 180 feet down
    1000′ copper – 200 feet down
    Last edited by SeaCat; 07-14-2012 at 11:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishrmac View Post
    Aaron from Lakeshore Outfitters I will Saugatuck has some reels with 1000 feet of copper spooled and.caught a near 20lbbrand laker with it a month or so ago. 15 minutes or so to reel in. I believe fish hawk attachment had the 1000 at around 120with feet down.
    Must be at a very high 3 mph + to only get down 120' with 1000' of copper. With my 300' old style Opti 45# I hit bottom at 80' with straight line trolling at 2.5 mph down speed. At 2.2 mph it hits at 95' and at 2.0 mph arount 110'.

    The Blood Run charts show 1000' of 45# gets to 200' and 600' of 32# to 120'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chishol7 View Post
    FWIW I just spooled a reel with Blood Run's new Super 45 that is advertised as having a diameter of .033. I haven't used it yet but I was able to get about 25 more yards on the reel compared with the old 45 that broke off.
    The diameter listed on the Blood Run web site says .038" for the "new" Super Copper 45# on their dive chart.

    Sorry for the typo -- I missing the ".0" in my diameters when I typed it. The .037 and .038 diameters are for different brands of 45#.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaCatMich View Post
    The diameter listed on the Blood Run web site says .038" for the "new" Super Copper 45# on their dive chart.

    Sorry for the typo -- I missing the ".0" in my diameters when I typed it. The .037 and .038 diameters are for different brands of 45#.

    Ryan I copied this from the Blood Run site ( http://www.coppertrollingwire.com/Fi...trolling-wire/ ):

    **NEW JUNE 2012** Blood Run Tackle is proud to announce the new “Super 45” copper trolling wire that is a much smaller diameter .033 inches compared to standard .037 inch 45 copper trolling wire..but the same weight per foot! Realizing the huge impact of smaller diameter copper for ease of use and packing more copper on a reel, the new small diameter heavyweight line is revolutionizing the copper wire fishing industry. The “Super 45” wire is even MORE pliable and user friendly than the original 45lb copper, and with it’s slim design virtually flies of reels with ZERO backlash.

    Now I have no idea what it actually is, nor do I have any interest in the company. I just stopped by The Outdoorsmen in Jenison the other day and it sounded like this stuff was newest, latest greatest. If it really is that much narrower it should run considerably deeper than standard copper.

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    1000ft of copper! Pity the poor soul who has to reel it in.

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    **NEW JUNE 2012** Blood Run Tackle is proud to announce the new “Super 45” copper trolling wire that is a much smaller diameter .033 inches compared to standard .037 inch 45 copper trolling wire..but the same weight per foot!

    (i copied this from the post above) should be interesting to see how this stuff works. but i don't understand how it can be smaller diameter but the same weight,maybe some lead mixed in with the copper?
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    Great question. Answer, no lead. Pure copper strands under the silver coating that BR uses in new 45 is denser and heavier than alloy copper strands on the market that are mixtures of copper and other lighter metals (though they still have copper color). Pure copper will sink faster than the alloy copper mix strands. Also, less silver coating on outside has increased the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chishol7 View Post
    Ryan I copied this from the Blood Run site ( http://www.coppertrollingwire.com/Fi...trolling-wire/ ):

    **NEW JUNE 2012** Blood Run Tackle is proud to announce the new “Super 45” copper trolling wire that is a much smaller diameter .033 inches compared to standard .037 inch 45 copper trolling wire..but the same weight per foot! Realizing the huge impact of smaller diameter copper for ease of use and packing more copper on a reel, the new small diameter heavyweight line is revolutionizing the copper wire fishing industry. The “Super 45” wire is even MORE pliable and user friendly than the original 45lb copper, and with it’s slim design virtually flies of reels with ZERO backlash.

    Now I have no idea what it actually is, nor do I have any interest in the company. I just stopped by The Outdoorsmen in Jenison the other day and it sounded like this stuff was newest, latest greatest. If it really is that much narrower it should run considerably deeper than standard copper.
    I guess they have not yet updated the depth curve page yet. The new stuff sounds pretty good! I got my old Opti 45# stuff straightned out and am going to try a couple tips suggested for letting it out that other GLA members suggested but if it doesn't improve, then Blood Run may be the way to go. I wish they offered it in 300' spools -- smallest listed on their web site it 1,000'.
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    We've had pretty good luck with the 45, and I think that's what most guys around here are using.

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