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Old 10-18-2020, 10:27 AM
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Please me know. We had wahoo actively feeding around us when a 50W with a #12 planer got ripped out of the boat. Id caught many big fish on that rod in that same position and never imagined it would get ripped out at normal trolling speeds. So secure those planer rods and let me know if you catch a wahoo with a bonus gift. Im sure that within 60 seconds that hoo got eaten and the rod made its way to 173.

On a similar note, let me know if you have an extra 50W and/or bent butt rod lying around that youd consider selling.

Thanks!
Old 10-18-2020, 11:11 AM
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Was it big choppy seas? How did the rod come out?
i have a bent butt shorty planner rod I don’t need.
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No, seas were perfect. We were all completely shocked it came out. I was sitting on the gunnel within 2 of it when I heard a sound and watched the last of it disappear in a hole in the water. It happened incredibly fast. The rod was in solid- Id just checked tensions and baits in our spread because we were in such an active area. Id love to hear more about your rod.
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Was it big choppy seas? How did the rod come out?
i have a bent butt shorty planner rod I dont need.
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Drag to tight. We use a 16 all the time and have never had one leave the boat. We set the drag to where it is just shy of creeping.
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Keep these in mind when you reup.....

Rod Leashes....Super Stretch!!
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I had mine creeping.
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Drag to tight. We use a 16 all the time and have never had one leave the boat. We set the drag to where it is just shy of creeping.
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My high speed leash was laying there beside it. Hadnt clipped it in because we were going 6 knots. I use good dock lines with clips on spectra prussiks so they dont stretch and hold the rod in the holder. I sure wont make the mistake of not clipping in again no matter the speed.


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Please me know. We had wahoo actively feeding around us when a 50W with a #12 planer got ripped out of the boat. Id caught many big fish on that rod in that same position and never imagined it would get ripped out at normal trolling speeds. So secure those planer rods and let me know if you catch a wahoo with a bonus gift. Im sure that within 60 seconds that hoo got eaten and the rod made its way to 173.

On a similar note, let me know if you have an extra 50W and/or bent butt rod lying around that youd consider selling.

Thanks!
Same thing happened to me not too long ago. Same set up. Same conditions. Sucks. Lessoned learned.
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Bummer......
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I never knew this could happen, also didn't know what a rod leash was really for. Thnaks for posting.
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Always use rope or real rod tethers never the parachute cord ones they don't hold.....FACT!!!!
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Oh man id love to land your fish with that reel. Guy who rigged the rods forced me to put leashes on both deep rods. Life saver there.
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Which area were you fishing?

Sorry for your loss.
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Always thought those were ridiculous and WAY more trouble than worth. Thsnks for post, changed my mind.
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Paracord is weak. Spectra climbing accessory rope is rated To 2,500lbs.
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Always use rope or real rod tethers never the parachute cord ones they don't hold.....FACT!!!!
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Thanks. We were just inside big rock.
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Paracord is weak. Spectra climbing accessory rope is rated To 2,500lbs.
There was about a foot of slack in the line when the reel left and it snapped instantly
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Seems like the shorter the Rod and shorter the Butt it will happen more often. We Leesh ours with leesh-it and keep the leesh tight. Saved a couple of ours.
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I'm having a hard time imagining how this can happen. Did it break the rod butt or rip the holder out of the gunwale?
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I felt the same way. Ill never know if the butt broke, but it was a nice Aftco short bent butt that was basically new, and I didnt hear any ripping, creaking or tearing, just a whoosh. Id caught a large dolphin and king on that rod in that holder a couple of days before. Rod holder was fine- ended up high speeding out of the same holder later that day with the leash on. I was really stunned. I think the fish hit hard, tripping the planer and lowering the angle enough that the fishs power overwhelmed the friction between the butt and rod holder. I was sitting right beside it and monitoring those rods because we expected to get hit right there. Just not like that.
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I'm having a hard time imagining how this can happen. Did it break the rod butt or rip the holder out of the gunwale?

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