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Old 04-24-2013, 11:42 AM
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Default Trolling Bags- Great Lakes, slow/cold water trollers

Trolling bags
36" Trolling bags 48" Trolling bags
I have a couple of sizes in stock right now.

36" that open to about a 22" diameter.
48" that open to about a 30" diameter.

Very heavy duty 18 oz vinyl coated polyester. This is the same type of material used in the Helly Hanson foul weather gear.
High abrasion resistance material resists acid, oil, UV, and mildew. One piece main body construction for maximum strength. Other popular suppliers should not be put away wet. These can be put away wet and will be just fine.

Sewn with Tenara (Gore) thread for lifelong stitching reliability.

2" NYLON webbing. In lieu of a dump strap loop, these have a brass grommet. No gimmicks like rivets or colorful decals, just heavy duty drag devices to get your boat down to slow speeds for slow/cold water presentations.

Please compare those to the other products in the market place before you make your purchase decision. I think you'll like whet you find.

36" bags are $49.95
48" bags are $59.95



PM any questions or shoot me an e-mail.

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:38 AM
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Out of 36's far a little while. Should be back in about a week..
Thanks!
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Ordered a pair of 36" bags on Sunday and received them today. Great service and bags are high quality. Looking forward to using them in the next week or two on L. Michigan.
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Thanks! Let us know how the fishing was!
Old 04-03-2014, 04:27 PM
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I ordered my two bags on 3/31/2014 and received them today 4/3/2014. Those bags are great, look sturdy and well made.
Can't wait to go Halibut bounce balling on my 2601 26' Striper 250 Yamaha, should allow me to reduce my speed to 1.5 to 1 mph.

Thank you Bob "Classic 25"
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Thank you very much John, I appreciate your business. You know you have to post some pictures of the Halibut you catch!

Just to update the description, We've upgraded the thread that we put these together with to the Gore Tenara thread. Also, we've switched suppliers for the bag body. Still the same weight but a slightly different shade of yellow.
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New size available



Brand new, 78" Trolling bag. This bag opens to an open diameter of 48+", and measure 78" across the top radius of the bag when the bag is laying on a flat surface. Be aware of measurements and sizing when comparing other products.

Made in the USA, in Pennsylvania specifically. VERY heavy duty 18oz. vinyl coated polyester, with 100% nylon 2" webbing. Brass grommet for dump line on bag bottom. Sewn with Tenara (Gore) thread. No packaging, may have some very small marks from handling. Never used or even wet before. 100% brand new materials. Hands down, these are the heaviest duty trolling bag available on the market.

Oil, fuel, UV, mold and mildew resistant, unlike other similar products on the market.

Please compare all aspects of these trolling bags to the construction and materials of the other bags on the market.

This single bag will bring your 30+ foot boat (gas or outboard, diesels are a different animal) from a 3-4 mph idle speed with a single engine running to about 1.5-2.0 mph, depending on how heavy your boat is and sea conditions. Perfect for open water game fish trolling, be it Walleye or salmon, even slow trolling live baits for Kings Mackerel. You won't be disappointed.

The soda can you see in the picture on the one bag is for size reference. It is not included.

If you would prefer a different size bag, contact me via PM and we will get you set up for your specific application

Commercial account inquiries are welcome!

(soda can not included in the sale. It is shown for size reference. The squares on the floor are 16 inch tiles)
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Originally Posted by Classic25 View Post
New size available



Brand new, 78" Trolling bag. This bag opens to an open diameter of 48+", and measure 78" across the top radius of the bag when the bag is laying on a flat surface. Be aware of measurements and sizing when comparing other products.

Made in the USA, in Pennsylvania specifically. VERY heavy duty 18oz. vinyl coated polyester, with 100% nylon 2" webbing. Brass grommet for dump line on bag bottom. Sewn with Tenara (Gore) thread. No packaging, may have some very small marks from handling. Never used or even wet before. 100% brand new materials. Hands down, these are the heaviest duty trolling bag available on the market.

Oil, fuel, UV, mold and mildew resistant, unlike other similar products on the market.

Please compare all aspects of these trolling bags to the construction and materials of the other bags on the market.

This single bag will bring your 30+ foot boat (gas or outboard, diesels are a different animal) from a 3-4 mph idle speed with a single engine running to about 1.5-2.0 mph, depending on how heavy your boat is and sea conditions. Perfect for open water game fish trolling, be it Walleye or salmon, even slow trolling live baits for Kings Mackerel. You won't be disappointed.

The soda can you see in the picture on the one bag is for size reference. It is not included.

If you would prefer a different size bag, contact me via PM and we will get you set up for your specific application

Commercial account inquiries are welcome!

(soda can not included in the sale. It is shown for size reference. The squares on the floor are 16 inch tiles)
How does the bag get out of the water when you get a bite? Is it pretty easy to pull in? Just saw these don't work on diesel...does anything work on diesel?
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
How does the bag get out of the water when you get a bite? Is it pretty easy to pull in? Just saw these don't work on diesel...does anything work on diesel?
Hi John, and thanks for the question. I probably should have been a little more specific with the description above. The new size offering was driven by demand for a larger device. When boiled down, it's all about managing energy. When getting into the 30'+ size class of boats the diesels are typically heavier and run at a faster idle speed that a similarly sized gas powered boat. That faster and heavier combination creates more energy moving through the water and requires a greater amount of drag to slow down. The sizes your boats are, trolling bags are still a viable option in slowing your idle speed for trolling.

I do have a couple of pairs in Mexico being used by guys slow trolling big baits for big tuna. One guy has a custom aluminum hull with a single diesel, and I can't remember what the other one was..


As you can kind of make out in this picture, (I need to get some better pictures) the bags aren't dragged behind the boat. Ideally set up, they're attached to a line that's attached to your mid ship cleat and drag along side the boat. The line should be just long enough so that the bag is fully deployed, which means opened like a parachute. On the trailing end of the bag, you attach a dump line that then attaches to a stern cleat on the same side of the boat. The entire set up should have just enough slack so that the bag can fully deploy, but be short enough to prevent the bag from washing under the boat in turns or in beam sea conditions, where it may interfere with your running gear. Recovery of the bag is simple. You just lift on the dump line, which spills the water out of the front of the bag, and place it inside the boat along the gunwale. I leave mine fully rigged and drop them over the side as soon as I get to idle speed when I get to the spot I'm fishing. By the time we grab a rod, they're fully deployed and we're at our trolling speed.

In twin engine applications, the bag is run on the side of the operating engine to keep the drag in line with the line of thrust as much as possible.

I can bring a couple down for you if you take me fishing!
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Sloowww it down for those Chesapeake Stripers!

All sizes are in stock!
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Would these function as a sea anchor?
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Originally Posted by TheSweetDee View Post
Would these function as a sea anchor?
I would use one as a drogue in a pinch, but not as a sea anchor. They are extremely tough, but for storm conditions, and as a life saving device, these would be unsuitable. You'd want something rigged with a swivel or shackle to allow the device to spin so that it doesn't foul lines and choke itself. You'd want a trailing float to keep the bag from sinking too far below the boat in slack conditions.

If it's a safety device you're after, look at the the Fiorentiono's or the Para Tech's. Thanks for the question!
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While deleting PM's I accidentally deleted the PM from the west coast gentleman with the question about the 48" bags. Can you please re-send.
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Adding additional stock. We have the 36/22, and 48/30 in stock right now and one of the big ones.
It's time for Walleye!
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would like 2 of the 36 inch bags.... send invoice to skinnyflatcat@yahoo.com.....thanx
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Will send this evening. Thank you.
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have not received a invoice yet
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Originally Posted by yorkiiee View Post
have not received a invoice yet
Hi.
Just sent a reminder to the above address. Can you confirmm the address? Mine is G2Outfitters@gmail.com

Thanks.

They are boxed and ready to go.
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all set ... received invoice ...will take care of it this am
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Ordered a couple of these for my Lund a couple months ago. Top Shelf quality. Very sturdy and perform as advertised. Dont hesitate to grab a couple of these if youre in the market.

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