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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Planer Boards ?

I never trolled until this year my Father in-law showed me and I am hooked . He went out and picked up 2 store bought planer boards to try . I will be truthful a they do not quite work like I thought . I am setting up my boat and thought I would look on the net and make my own . I did get some plans and I think I will try using poplar . I have inof to make one side so I can see if it will work . How many people use planer boards ? I am thinking of using weed whacker line to hook the boards to the boat and use the clothes pin and certain rings for my Fishing line . I hope I am getting off to a good start .

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 01:09 AM
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Mike, check on FishErie.com. I know there was a thread on there for hand crafted planer boards. Good luck!

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Muzzle Mike, weed wacker line is out. It will weaken quickly in the sun. The line will also be a rats nest pretty quickly especially when lines go slack.
I nylon is the norm.
Put a flag on them you will love using ones you made.

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Assuming you were using inlines, what brand? What were the problems you were having with them? I don't fish without inlines, I've done about everything with them. I like inlines, mast setups are more complicated and best used for very large spreads IMO. I don't like flags myself, another thing to get the main line tangled on I think.
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Are you trolling on the bay / great lakes or a smaller lake?
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Are you trolling on the bay / great lakes or a smaller lake?
Here's what we made and use on the bay trolling for stripers in the spring...



They're made from Yellow Pine boards...

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Mine are like Killin'time's - except for the bananas. My luck is bad enough without them.

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Re: Planer Boards ?

Sorry for being off line for a while . I am making inline . The ones my father inlaw picked up was the small single kind that was not easily used . I have one side ready to cut out . I will be using them on Shenango mostly . I am making them like Old No.7 banana Boat except I will be using 2 boards instead of 3 . I am still looking into what to use to hook them to the boat .


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I am thinking of using weed whacker line to hook the boards to the boat and use the clothes pin and certain rings for my Fishing line . I hope I am getting off to a good start .
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Dick's sells the planer board line. Seen it in an orange color there.
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We used 100 feet of weedwacker line (round not triangular or whatever other shapes there are), then we got a BIG brass dog leash clip and used crimps and crimped everything down. I'll take detailed pics for you and post. We keep everything wound up onto a extension cord reel. Makes for real easy deployment and retrieval. Again, i'll take pics and post. IMO, of all the boats i've been on, 99.9% of them use the same system I use.

Oh and those bananas aren't for luck, they're charter boat repellent!

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