Downrigger setups - What’s yours?

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Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 15 Sep 2018, 09:12

Good read.. it
Left me thinking of how I currently only own one cannon ball! Lol.

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Downrigger setups - What’s yours?

Post by jethro » 17 Sep 2018, 09:05

I far prefer using steel over braid or mono. I did not like how it compressed in the spool and jumped unpredictably. I also know of at least one person that blames a cracked spool due to mono line that compressed into itself too much.

I always carry two spools of cable, two terminal kits and two spare cannonballs on board.
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Post by LDUBS » 20 Sep 2018, 10:48

Scotty says using mono on their DR's is a no-no. Reason being it stretches under load then will contract on the spool resulting in uneven windings or even damage.

I also prefer steel over braid. There are a lot of advantages to braid, but I just feel I will notice a nick or kink in steel easier than in braid. Makes preventive maintenance a little easier.

I carry spare parts/terminal kits but not spare cable or weights. Another thing to add to the seeming never-ending list.
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