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tailin strange 03-10-2020 10:36 AM

LP for downrigger
 
Has anyone used an LP with a short fiberglass rod in a rod holder as a downrigger to pull a heavy planer or Z wing? Figure with minimum 200lb braid maybe 300lb

laythewood 03-10-2020 01:27 PM

Yep. Not sure why people have downriggers if they already own an LP.

Capt_Rocky 03-10-2020 03:14 PM

Kinda like using your Ferrari to go get the mail at the end of the driveway. But yeah itíll work

luna sea II 03-10-2020 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by Capt_Rocky (Post 13429929)
Kinda like using your Ferrari to go get the mail at the end of the driveway. But yeah itíll work

Not sure if you're being serious but yes it works quite well. Much better than any downrigger

luna sea II 03-10-2020 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by tailin strange (Post 13429184)
Has anyone used an LP with a short fiberglass rod in a rod holder as a downrigger to pull a heavy planer or Z wing? Figure with minimum 200lb braid maybe 300lb

You don't need 200lb braid

La Vida CR 03-10-2020 09:19 PM

we've been doing it for a while so I don't need to carry a downrigger on the boat for inshore fishing

I have a about a 4 to 5 ' piece of 300/400 pound mono with a crimped loop at the top (to attach to your LP mainline ) and heavy swivel at the bottom to attach to fish lead or z wing ,
have and outrigger clip positioned near the top of this, so you don't need to bend over to much to attach you bait rod line,

the mono should be long enough that your lead or z wing stays a foot or so underwater when you reel the top of this rig up to the neart the rod tip, so your lead or zwing is not swing around out of water and banging the side of your boat
the your release clip should be right below the top loop and easy to reach when reeled up
I put the fishing rod in my rear flatline position and have the LP rod in the rod holder just forward of that, angled out to the side, this is on and twin inboard 33 L&H so I don't have outboards with props hanging behind the boat, to chop anything. you may have to experiment in what rod positions work best for you

my LP setup for dredge fishing have 500 # spectra, but thinner line works better so I have a spare LP spool with 100 spectra which we can switch out in minutes (and takes up much less room on the boat) and cuts though the water much better putting your lead or Z wing much straighter down.
we are slow trolling live baits not too fast maybe upon ton 3.5 KTS, so if you are going faster you might need a little heavier line like 200

we have also used this setup with Diawa Tanacom 1000 on matching Diawa rod with 100 pound power pro which worked really good , but I put lighter line (50 and 65 # ) on my diawas which would break to easy with the Z wing or fish lead if it snagged anything



mrjulian_1970 03-11-2020 06:08 AM

I give up..... what's an LP in this context?

Danyelfell 03-11-2020 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by mrjulian_1970 (Post 13431263)
I give up..... what's an LP in this context?

exactly lol

OKAZAY 03-11-2020 08:03 AM

Lindgren Pitman electric reel!!


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