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Old 02-02-2019, 10:14 AM
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Appreciated man! Hope the freezer gets more company
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:57 PM
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Speaking of tough. Had a couple requests for 500lb bridles. All made from one piece of hollow core. Done
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:16 PM
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I was interested in your LONG SHANK STRIP BAIT HOOK RIGS. However it says on your page you use Mustad 31022DT 11/0 (discontinued size). What hook are you using if that size is discontinued?
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:26 AM
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I was interested in your LONG SHANK STRIP BAIT HOOK RIGS. However it says on your page you use Mustad 31022DT 11/0 (discontinued size). What hook are you using if that size is discontinued?
Sorry if I created any confusion and many thanks for spotlighting it needed clarification.

The 11/0 hook size is, in fact, discontinued but I have stock of it and make the the strip bait hooks with the 11/0

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Old 02-18-2019, 08:15 AM
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All caught up and thanks.

Again, all bridles are made with 300lb hollow core but I've also made a several 500lb by request recently
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:45 PM
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PLEASE NOTE:
  • For this Bridle, I have Old Salty #'s 6, 8, and 12 that match well with the rigging.
  • The space between inside loops is approx. 17.5 inches.
  • Each Bridle is bench tested before shipping.
  • Appropriate rollers are essential.

As always, custom requests welcome to accommodate smaller planers etc.
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Old 03-02-2019, 03:41 PM
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:43 PM
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I just wanted to say how impressed I am with Doug's dedication to his customers and making sure they are happy. I recently ordered a bridal for my planer rod. When I received it I realized my roller guides were too small and the bridal would not pass through them. Although the bridal looked perfect and well made Doug wanted to try and make it work so he made me a custom made smaller diameter one to see if I could use that. He sent the second one at no charge and although that one still didn't work with my guides he went a head and refunded me the money and let me keep both bridals. Not too often you find a business that goes to the length that Doug did to try and make the customer happy.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:27 PM
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I wanted to reach out and thank you for your time and patience on my order (planer bridles, top shots, wind-on leaders). I received my order about a day and a half after I placed it, and was absolutely amazed in the quick turn around and quality of manufacture on the gear. I really appreciate you taking the time, literally hours, to help me make the right decisions on what I would characterize on a small purchase. If you charged by the hour, just the consultation would have cost me double what the order did! Isabel and I were excited when the package(s) came in, and are very much looking forward to trying out our new gear!

I contacted you to make an order for some gear, and ended up with some great gear and a new friend! I will keep you posted on our successes, and very much look forward to working with you in the near future on another order. Your character and patience are uncharacteristic in today's times, it was/is very refreshing to have met you, and to do business with you.

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:54 AM
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Been really cool to see lots of folks switching to the bridles. Strong and light. Stays on the rod so it's easy to switch gears and fish other techniques beyond the planer!
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:27 PM
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Proving more and more popular as another option for the arsenal. Msny thanks to all!
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Hey Doug,
Do you know whether your plain loop planer bridle fits through the Eliminator Jr or ALPS roller guides on rods from Pinnacle Marine? It looks like the ALPS rollers have clearance for 0.19"
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfpack_red View Post
Hey Doug,
Do you know whether your plain loop planer bridle fits through the Eliminator Jr or ALPS roller guides on rods from Pinnacle Marine? It looks like the ALPS rollers have clearance for 0.19"
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Hey Will,
That is the same rod/guides that another THT'er had issues with the size of the rollers and using a wind-on planer bridle. Rollers are seemingly just too small for this application. I'd have to recommend against it.
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Hey Will,
That is the same rod/guides that another THT'er had issues with the size of the rollers and using a wind-on planer bridle. Rollers are seemingly just too small for this application. I'd have to recommend against it.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:41 AM
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These seem to be really catching on more this last year. Wish I had them years ago in my arsenal.
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:39 AM
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Order placed.

Guys, these are the best planer rigs on the market. Everything from Blue Action tackle is first class high quality rigging. I use his deep drop rigs and planer rigs and I cannot build them for these prices, not to mention his look way better than my homemade rigs!!
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:44 PM
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Many thanks. Been thankfully busy doing several versions of lb test and swivels. Restocking on #12 planers as well for the perfect Wahoo setup.
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Can you help me understand how these work? I’ve never used a planer before. Can you use this with a normal trolling rod?
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cnowery13 View Post
Can you help me understand how these work? I’ve never used a planer before. Can you use this with a normal trolling rod?
Good question. Take a look at post #26. One caveat is to take into consideration the size of rollers on your rod to accommodate the bridle. Very small rollers won't be ideal.

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Old 05-28-2019, 02:31 PM
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Bridles in production. Lots of folks using on wide range of planers up to #12 old salty @ 8 knots :thumbsup:
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