Try a trout release clip for the one on the reel might trip easier and be smaller and less bulky!
-Steve (Formerly Fishflyguy)
I was thinking too of using the smaller lake (trout) clips for the drag clip as they don't need to hold nearly the tension of the downrigger clip. It seems every boat I fish off (I try to make it as many as possible!!) always has some new modification or method that makes fishing easier. I can't wait until I start putting them to use once my own boat hits the water. fun times I'm sure!
Originally Posted by Karma-Kazi
what length of leader are you guys running on your downrigger clip? I had two new ones and ones super short and ones super long. I guess long ones for guys with extendable booms or dr's closer to the stern..?
It depends on the length of the boom and the amount of freeboard your boat has etc. as to how far away it is. I use extended booms and like the line to the clip to be just long enough that I can put out my fishing line to the flasher and then take the tip of my rod put it under the release clip line, flip it up and slide the clip down the rod to me so that I can grab it and set my fishing line in the clip. Fast, easy and works well when it is the right length (but does take a little practice) and you don't have to touch the rigger. Each boat is a little different.
Originally Posted by fish stalker
You don’t want it longer than you need for that operation as the real long ones tend to wind around the main rigger cable a turn or two and you have to pull on it to unwind it or worse bring in the boom to fix it.
Last edited by Rockfish; 07-30-2012 at 06:56 PM.
Originally Posted by Finished Business
I use this downrigger clip technique all the time - guess where I learned it. Yup you guessed it Todd Highroller. Works great.
Just remember, there is nothing wrong with going old school.
Anyone remember these ???
Second line release
A picture is worth a thousand words.
surprised you get a reel creep on that Daiwa
or , is it just for the sake of keeping your drag on loosely ?
You're right reel creep isn't a problem on these daiwas for me. But this way you can keep the drag a little looser and it's easier to drop the lines down deeper. Just unclip the line release and drop your riggers. Then reclip the line release and you're good to go. No need to adjust the drag in any conditions.
Originally Posted by The Fog Ducker
nice tip! Put that one in the memory bank
Originally Posted by bigmeal