Outfitting with down riggers

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2016/06/30 08:13:52 (permalink)

Outfitting with down riggers

Been away from Lake Erie (PA) for a number of years.  Just bought Lake Erie fishing boat but now I need to outfit it.  What is the typical length fishing rod used with downriggers?  I know I need metal line.  What size?  Any good places on the internet to shop for used equipment?

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    Re: Outfitting with down riggers 2016/06/30 12:24:38 (permalink)
    Right here at Fishusa can fix you up with everything.
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    Re: Outfitting with down riggers 2016/06/30 14:21:35 (permalink)
    8ft 6in is a good all around rod for riggers and planer boards. fish usa is a good place also poor Richards bait and tackle good also. lead core  line is a good choice. I think easrier to use then wire line
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    Re: Outfitting with down riggers 2016/07/05 08:48:48 (permalink)
    Maybe I'm misreading your question, but you shouldn't run "metal line" (wire line) behind a rigger.
    Same with the lead core suggestion...unless you plan to dredge the lake bottom!
    Wire line on the rigger itself to the ball - yes.
    Mono or braid on your rigger rods is the norm. 

    On the internet, EVERYONE is entitled to their opinion!
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    Re: Outfitting with down riggers 2016/07/08 10:53:34 (permalink)
    Some used trolling gear for sale here. http://forums.fishusa.com/m/tt.aspx?f=30
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