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« on: January 31, 2008, 14:58:19 CET »

I came across this article which seems pretty awesome, yet totally simple. As you can see from the author's comments, using a downrigger at over a few knots presents several problems, like the weight coming up far more than desired, excessive strain on the downrigger boom etc.

His solution is to use a Z-wing or large planer to get the depth you require and then using a rubber band and plastic shower curtain ring!!! attach the rubber band to your line once you've set the distance you want, clip that to the show curtain ring, slide the ring over the line on which your planer/Z-wing is attached and the forward movement/ water pressure will sink the shower curtain ring as it slides down your tether line and stops against the Z-wing/planer. When you get hooked up the rubber band snaps and your line breaks free. Then simply rig another rubber band and shower ring and slide back down. Fantasic! I'm definately going to give it a try.

http://www.floridasportsman.com/HowTo/H_9804_Fast/

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