Question on setting up new lead core rigs in Finger Lakes Discussion Posted June 9 I echo running braid for a backer. If your fishing walleye or finger lakes, 200-300' of backer will do (just cross your fingers you don't snag). You're not going to be able to fit all that lead on a 20 size reel. I had a depthmaster 30 that barely held 7 colors. In your position, I'd consider putting on only 5 colors on each, using drop weights and adding as much backer as possible. It'll likely only be a few hundred feet though. Id save the other spool of lead for down the road.