P.O. Box 310
480 Bonner Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Ph. (877) 776-3474
Fax (847) 526-1604
You can never take everything you own on a fishing trip. Many fisherman spend as much
time collecting fishing gear as they using it. The big question is what should
you bring if you can't bring everything you own.
There are key items I make sure to pack in a box I always bring on every trip. That box
has hooks, swivels, bullet weights , a hook sharpener a few key planner board
parts and for sure a couple of extra releases.
Fishing out of your own boat you tend to have more of your key fishing equipment.
Making sure to put these Red Down Rigger releases in you’re key box of items
will go along way. It’s very frustrating to hop in with your fellow fisherman
and come to find out he doesn’t have what you want when you need it.
A couple of DU-BRO Downrigger Releases go a long way. They're almost as versatile as Leathermen
Pliers on your side. You can use them for planner board releases, Snap Weights,
Stacker Lines or running four rods if you only have two inline planner boards.
A good creative way to over come a tough bite is to run more rods if you can do it
effectively. Many fisherman only have a couple of inline planner boards as they
may fish alone more times than not. If you end up in this situation try this
Set your first line and clip on you’re Off Shore board or Mark Martin Mr. Walleye board.
Let you’re board out about 10 feet. Set your second line back to the desired
length. Slip your release arm over your line. Twist the release two to four
times like your going to tie a fisherman’s not. Twisting your line will
keep the release from sliding on your line.
Clip the pads of the Downrigger Release onto your first line. Place your second rod
into a rod holder. Engage your clicker if you’re using line counter reels and
allow you’re planner board to take both lines away from your boat.
Using adjustable release works best in this situation. Setting the tension on the
release to allow it to be pulled off by a pull of the rod is ideal. You ended
up using your first board as if you had a planner board mast.
Captain: Ernest Miller
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