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  1. Thanks for the replies. Like many have said I'll just have to work at It, till I get the hang of It. I should have Known It's not a one size fits all set up when your pulling different baits, Obvious now. Everyone that posts about the Chamberlain releases sounds positive about them, I'll keep them In mind If I have too much trouble with the Blacks. Thanks again and good fishing.

  2. How do you guys set the amount of tension on your releases and divers. I'm sure most of you fish enough to tell when you have the right tension by feel, but I don't fish for salmon enough to be able to do that. I've thought of using an electronic fish scale and set them to pop at a certain weight but I'm not sure how much is the right amount. Any guidelines that you use?

  3. Planning to try lead core this year for long lines and also on SWR's. Does anyone have a good depth chart for leadcore. I have the Big water edition precision trolling guide but was hoping to find a chart with a wider range of speeds and colors out. Thanks

  4. I picked up a pair of used Big Jon manual captain pack downriggers over the winter. While setting them up I noticed the clutch engages quicker on one than the other. One releases cable with a 1/4 turn backwards and retrieves with about a 1/2 turn forward. The second rigger releases fine but needs several cranks forward to retrieve. Even after several cranks It doesn't seem to lock up solid, seems like It's on the edge of slipping. Has anyone else had a similar problem with their manual captain pack or have an Idea how to fix this. Thanks for your replys

  5. Thanks for all the replys. You guys are a great resource to get a question answered. I ended up going with the Big Jon 12" gimbals. When they arrive I plan to cut down to size and mill a new slot at the bottom. I've got 9" to the pin in the rod holder so I'm looking at cutting them at 10" and milling a one inch long slot.

  6. Getting set up with down riggers and plan to mount the Big Jon captain pac manuals on gimbal mounts to slip into my flush mount rod holders. The attwood rod holders have a depth of 9" to the pin. So I'm assuming I'll need 9" gimbal mounts. I have not seen any 9" big jon gimbal mounts but there are a ton of 9" cannon gimbal mounts. Does anyone know if the bolt pattern is the same for Big Jon and Cannon. Thanks for your reply's.

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