Thread: Kite Reels
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:12 AM
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um i guess you could. you would need to run a kite rig over your downrigger cable/mono/braid, in order to have the swivels and clips in place. would the swivels even pass through the tip assembly on the downrigger? i think the biggest disadvantage is that the angle of the downrigger boom is not pointed up in the air. additional, on a center console, there are times when you need to move the kite rod around the boat. this would be more difficult to do with the downrigger.

although the kite rods are short, people often lift them into the air to help the kite catch wind. the downrigger would just be too cumbersome.

not impossible, just not practical.
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