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Old 06-04-2015, 04:34 PM
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Can someone explain how to use the rubber bands and shower rings to get lines down using a planer. A picture of how to connect the rubber band around the line and rings would be great. Trying to use planers in my spread for Mahi.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:08 PM
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What I would do.
Tie planer handline to rear cleat, after lowering planer to desired depth. Place trolling rod to be used in nearby rod holder. Deploy bait and payout to desired distance from subsurface planer. Place rubberband over line, bending rubberband around mainline. twist once or twice, open curtain ring, snap closed in rubberband loops. Drop the ring into the water with clicker and/or light drag. The lure/bait will pull the ring down to the planer. Fish on when rubberband breaks and the line goes out.

I could be wrong, but I know more experienced will be along with more help.
Old 06-04-2015, 09:17 PM
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Just picture the planer attached to the downrigger line instead of the cleated line.
I use my downrigger for planers as well.

Old 06-05-2015, 11:39 AM
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actually, i don't know why i even said down-rigger. its actually a planer what i will be using. thanks for the pic. I was going out today and didn't have the clips. Since I didn't go, i figure ile just get them and the right size rubber bands.
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shower curtain rings. 10pack for a buck

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