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Sterling Wide or Chatter Side trackers ...?

Old 05-23-2019, 03:40 AM
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Default Sterling Wide or Chatter Side trackers ...?

I hear mixed reviews on the 2. I would like to purchase 4 and would like to hear from first hand experience …. So in everyone's opinion, which pulls better in rough water? Side tracker or Wide tracker?
Which is preferred in the 18" bar, 6" squids or 9" squids?
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:06 AM
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I have the stearing widetrackers & haven't had a problem I pull em from my long rigger clips. but I'm also not as enthusiastic about beying out in snotty seas as when I was younger either !
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:23 AM
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My experience is also only with the wide trackers. Pull them from blacks clips in the longs usually. So far so good and they have held and caught a bunch of fish in a decent chop (i.e. tight 3 footers) without a single flip over. Haven't tried them in that position on a really snotty day, but if they didn't hold I think you could run them from the rod tips high up and they would still be wider than your long rigger albeit not as wide as off the clips.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:36 AM
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These are 2 completely different bars. Wide trackers track wide. These are only to be pulled on the outside of the spread. Chatter bars are a spreader bar that tracks straight like any other lure and can be pulled from any location in the spread. Unless you have a 50+ footer both of these bars will be fine in most conditions you can fish. Go with 9 inch
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:46 AM
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Chatter has side trackers and Sterling has wide tracker. I have a set of both and the Sterling bars pull better in my opinion. The Sterling bars will right them selfs if the flip at least mine do. I have 9" squids on both sets.
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Haven't had an issue pulling 9" squid Sterling wide trackers since they came out. Usually our most productive lures in the spread either in the long rigger position or off the rod tip. I have not run the chatter bars so I can't speak to comparing the two, but there are quite a few companies selling 'side' or 'wide' tracking bars these days and their effectiveness is definitely confirmed.
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:30 AM
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Thanks guys...… Made my mind up and ordered 2 pairs of Sterling. Both in 9" squids.
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I have a pair of each. The sterling wide trackers will pull further to the side than the chatter side trackers. I pull wide trackers on long rigger and chatter trackers on short rigger. Both catch fish and both handle chop the same.
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