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Old 07-31-2009, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a question... After our great experience trolling with a guide, my wife has been looking at boats - like a little 14' tracker with a 25hp motor and we'd rig it for trolling.

I have a question about some of the downrigger rigging. Larry, our guide at 11 Mile, had a downrigger release that looks a lot different from what I've seen on the net. With his, you wrapped the line through this gadget and over a small lever. When the fish hit, it pulled on the lever and released the line. All the ones I'm seeing now look like they just squeeze the line between a couple foam buttons. Do they not make the other kind any more? The ones they're selling now look like they'd need a lot of fiddling to get them to squeeze right or let loose when you want. I seem to remember Larry saying that they're not selling the ones like his anymore and that his seemed to net more fish as you didn't have to adjust it for lures, line, etc...

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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these are what i use... best out there imo...
http://www.roemerrelease.com/
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I'll second ItsABigUn.

Roemers work great! You can adjust them down to trip on a six inch trout. I could never get those pinch types to work consistently and the rubber pads would dry out and crack.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think these are what you are talking about Chuckles...
hey George... good to hear from you!
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Thanks for the comments!
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Those roemers look interesting...

I use cannon releases for 10-12# line and up...I do frequently troll with 6# and use a smaller release that you set with a screw...I think zep's makes them...
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