Why do anglers go to the trouble of fishing with long lengths of sinking lines? The answer is as simple as looking at this massive Lake Ontario king caught trolling near the mouth of the Niagara River with Weighted Steel the newest sinking line on the market.
For some time trout and salmon fishermen have been using long lengths of sinking lines to target deep water fish. Lead core line started this craze several decades ago and over time two new players have entered the sinking line market.
SOFT COPPER WIRE
The second sinking line to make a name for itself is soft copper wire, which isn’t actually a commercial fishing line. Needless to say, some smart cookie figured out that the soft wire normally used for wrapping electric motors could be repurposed as a sinking fishing line that fishes deeper than lead core line.