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  1. Hi All,

    I'm ready to pull the trigger on  a well maintained used fishmaster.  No real budget just looking for a well cared for rig. I've also been pricing new so the point of this post is to see what is available in the used marketplace. I am only interested in a fishmaster 196 or 210. Thanks for your time and looking forward to seeing what is our there! I am serious and ready to move on the right rig, send me a PM If you are looking to sell! 

  2. My first trip out on Keuka trying out down riggers I bought last spring. Came with down rigger poles. Eight foot six medium action. Reddish line not braid not mono very thin.
    Got three fish to the boat, before it seems they just let go. The pole has sooo much flex there no ‘yank’ possible. Single hook on my spoon seems typical. Was a great day out there today but take home trout would make it better!
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    Not sure about the line on the rods, but when trolling you don't need to set the hook per say as you would on a bass or perch casting. The fish pretty much hook themselves during the process. When you get a bite and the rod releases get to the rod as fast as you can and before you take it out of the rod holder reel as fast as you can until the slack is gone and the rod loads up with the fish then pick it up. At this point keep the tension on and have fun! Some spoons with treble hooks might increase your catch ratio as well, but I've caught plenty of Lakers on a barracuda reflecto spoon hand fishing copper wire when I was a kid. Anywho I hope this helps. I'm sure others will chime in here.

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