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Old 08-23-2013, 05:43 AM
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Default Rubber bands/outriggers

Hey guys, new member here. I am just getting into offshore trolling and have a question. I have read about using rubber bands for tag lines, but why not use them with a simple loop to a fully tightened outrigger clip or between two crimps on the halyard to avoid chafing? I have read pros and cons to blacks and rupp knock out clips. Should I just put a blacks (for live baiting) and knockout (lure trolling) on each halyard? Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Rubber bands/outriggers

IMO rubber bands started to be used to avoid chafing on the main line... but what I dont like about using them is that you loose the original position when the lure is knocked off after the rubber band breaks away.

I use dacron loops, the big advantage is that when setting the spread up you are able to slide them up or down a bit in order to achieve the correct and desired position of the lure. After the initial setup they stay in place and you don't have to be figuring out the perfect position again and again, you just let the line go to where the loop is and in a flash your lure is back on the exact position where it was before.

My advice is go with blacks and dacron loops, they will make your life a lot simpler.
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Default Re: Rubber bands/outriggers

Thanks for the help!
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Default Re: Rubber bands/outriggers

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IMO rubber bands started to be used to avoid chafing on the main line... but what I dont like about using them is that you loose the original position when the lure is knocked off after the rubber band breaks away.

I use dacron loops, the big advantage is that when setting the spread up you are able to slide them up or down a bit in order to achieve the correct and desired position of the lure. After the initial setup they stay in place and you don't have to be figuring out the perfect position again and again, you just let the line go to where the loop is and in a flash your lure is back on the exact position where it was before.

My advice is go with blacks and dacron loops, they will make your life a lot simpler.
Hi Paco, do you have a diagram of your tag line set up?
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