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Old 09-10-2019, 07:20 PM
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Been wanting to give these a try, I checked out the gemlux video on how to rig them but being I have big double spreader outriggers so I attached them on my last eye. I watched the gemlux video again and it said they should really be inboard of that point. Is the gonna be an issue for me? Kinda tough to change it now lol....
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:54 PM
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The best way to rig them (assuming you have snap swivels on your rigger clips ) is to clip them on the bottom swivel closest to boat . Easy to put on and take off , you can clip on and then run it out and vice versa . The return weight will not clear the rigger clip so no need to clip it any higher . I think that Gemlux shows a different way to do it , but I have never seen it any other way .

I crimp snap swivels on both ends of tag lines , but you could crimp the release clip on one end of the tag line . I use color coded for long and short lines , when not in use I keep them in Momoi leader bags .
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:04 PM
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Kinda similar to this , except using snap swivels instead of tying it on


Rigging System 4: Tag Line Set-Up with Single or Double Halyard Lines

Tag line set-up with single or double halyard linesCourtesy Ski-Boat MagazineStep 1 (picture on the left):
  • After setting up the halyard lines of your choice, open one of the swivels and slide a tag line weight return over the bottom snap swivel.
  • Connect a solid ring to the bottom snap swivel.
  • For illustration purposes, the release clips between the top two swivels were left out, but they may be attached if you wish to leave them in place.
Step 2 (picture on the right):
  • Measure out a pole length of 400-pound to 600-pound mono line. A second length of mono line may also be measured out for a second tag line on the short rigger halyard line.
  • Push the leader line from the bottom into the tag weight and pull it up to the solid ring.
  • Connect the leader to the solid ring with a Hangman's Noose knot (High Memory knot).
  • On the opposite side of the leader line, push on a brightly colored rope end stopper and oval bead, then crimp.
  • Attach the crimp 12 inches (300 millimeters) to 16 inches (400 millimeters) from the spring gate snap attached to the saddle on the gunnel.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:43 AM
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If your riggers are angled back enough, you won’t need taglines off the top, or long rigger, but lower on the pole where the corner or short rigger pulley is May require a tagline to minimize drop back slack.
I angle outriggers back until the tips are parallel with the transom when deployed.
You’ll need to use some kind of breakaway with a tagline, I just use a #64 rubber band wrapped securely around the line.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:31 AM
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I have posted this before, but the best setup I have used for release clips on a tagline are the Blacks Clips and a powergum loop on the line. We use a rubber band to get the position on the line correct initially and then replace the rubber band with a powergum loop. After that it takes only seconds to reset a line at the correct distance after a knockdown or weed clearance etc.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:43 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but what’s a powergum loop?
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by nuffaredy View Post
Pardon my ignorance, but what’s a powergum loop?
Powergum is a type of stretchy nylon/rubber that the Brits use for coarse fishing. There is a simple way of tying that in a loop onto your mainline so that it wont slip when towing a lure, but will slip if you want to manually move it to change the distance to the lure. It replaces using rubber bands and makes resetting your lure pattern about as fast and simple as it can be. The loops also go through the rod guides easily as they are quite small. Dont end up with the occasional bunched up rubber band jamming in a guide as you play a fish. There are instructions online if you Google it. The idea came from Capt Roddy Hayes of Legend Lures.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:37 AM
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Was kinda curious about that too . I use dacron loops , can also tie on rigging floss in a pinch . Makes it so much easier/faster getting the lures back out exactly where you want them , especially when fishing with new people , using each rod in a dedicated spot .
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Thanks Aliboy, I’ve ordered a spool to try it out, I’m never sure my Dacron loops are not slipping around, especially after fighting a big fish where the mono mainline gets stretched to smaller diameter .
The biggest offering was 22lb test, that should be plenty strong enough to open the clips.
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