HomeNewsTUF Line MicroLead – Lead Core Braid MicroLead is 30% smaller and up to 3 times stronger than standard lead core. The smaller diameter lead core has reduced drag so you achieve the same sink rate as standard lead core and best of all you can use much lighter rods and reels so it’s a lot more fun landing fish. Fishing with lead core usually requires specialized rods and reels that are big and bulky. MicroLead allows you to use much smaller tackle due to the lines 30% smaller diameter. Smaller diameter doesn’t mean less strength; by using high strength Spectra fiber over a lead core, MicroLead is up to 3 times stronger than standard lead core lines. Not only is MicroLead stronger it’s also very abrasion resistant. Higher abrasion equates to longer life and less breakage. Traditional lead core uses a nylon braid over a large diameter lead core. MicroLead incorporates a much stronger Spectra fiber braid over a smaller diameter lead core. Even though it’s smaller and lighter, MicroLead achieves the same sink rate as standard lead core. Regardless of the species, walleye, salmon, steelhead, trout, or stripers MicroLead delivers smooth, effortless handling with incredible strength. MicroLead is proudly made in the USA and is available in 18 and 27 pound tests in 100, 200, and 1000 yard lengths. High visibility color metering every 10 yards allows for instant determination of depth. 18 pound breaks at 53 pounds on a straight pull and the 27 pound breaks at 63 pounds. For more information regarding TUF ®-Line MicroLead or any of our other fine products please visit our website at www.tuf-line.com.