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Drew
Posted: Dec 31, 2019 - 03:44 pm


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[/QUOTE]What kind of downrigger do you use? I've always had to manually set the hooks while rigging in not good bye fish [/QUOTE]

I don't, but when I troll with steel line, and a laker takes it, it can almost pull the rod outta my hands. A two pounder feels like 20 when it first hits. Wakes you up! That's all I mean, not exactly setting the hook, but feeling the 'strike'.

I just see similarities...from what I know, rigging and jawjackers - you just go grab the rod, the fish is already on....To each their own.

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Canuckbass
Posted: Jan 02, 2020 - 07:19 pm


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QUOTE (ldub @ Dec 31, 2019 - 12:01 pm)
You basically use it for your second line, so generally with a second line any distance from you, you don't feel the bite or set the hook anyway

I get it, I donít use a second line.

@drew Iím not into rigging but one day I may hit the age itís the only thing to do.

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Posted: Jan 02, 2020 - 08:30 pm


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Dec 30, 2019 - 09:26 pm)
QUOTE (Canuckbass @ Dec 29, 2019 - 09:24 pm)
Manual hooksets are always best!
Not a fan of these.

Setting the hook is half the fun!!

Sometimes that hit on the line is only thing that keeps you awake when you are ice fishing on a slow day 🎣

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TroutBandit
Posted: Jan 04, 2020 - 11:27 pm


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I use the Black Fox Trigger, and the fact of the matter is that when ice fishing with set lines, these devices drastically reduce mortally hooked fish, especially trout. Hook-up ratio with larger mature size trout is excellent, while most small dinks will very often miss the hook on the set, which is a win-win as far as I`m concerned.

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Canuckbass
Posted: Jan 06, 2020 - 06:45 pm


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QUOTE (TroutBandit @ Jan 04, 2020 - 11:27 pm)
I use the Black Fox Trigger, and the fact of the matter is that when ice fishing with set lines, these devices drastically reduce mortally hooked fish, especially trout. Hook-up ratio with larger mature size trout is excellent, while most small dinks will very often miss the hook on the set, which is a win-win as far as I`m concerned.

Don't think I've ever lost a trout due to hookset, but I don't them run with it. As soon as I feel a bite or tip drops I set hard.
Never been a fan of the ol'school way of open bail letting them run.
Reducing mortality rate is always a good thing.

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swannie
Posted: Jan 07, 2020 - 04:49 pm


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agreed

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