At a Glance: Wire & Lead Core
Wire lines are typically made out of stainless steel, titanium or a mix of metal alloys. Lead core is lead-centered line with an outer sheath. Primarily, these lines are used for trolling since they are much stronger and denser than other types of fishing line. The density allows the line to sink extremely fast without the outside help of weights. Wire and lead core lines are usually much larger in diameter than lines like monofilament or fluorocarbon, which results in the need to use reels with larger spools. Since wire and lead core line is thicker and very visible to fish, most anglers use a monofilament or fluorocarbon leader.
The top brands of wire and lead core at FishUSA include StealthCore, Sufix, Malin, American Fishing Wire and Blood Run.