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  1. On 5/31/2018 at 8:05 PM, hookedupf7 said:

    When you guys talk about running say 8 color or 6 color core are you using a 10 core and just letting out that many or are you running that specific. If so how much backer are you letting out?

    No.  I use these attached to releases with big planer boards that have a mast system.  Just spool on 5 colors to your backing and terminate with a 20 ft floro leader.  Let all the colors into the water plus another 50 ft of  backing line.  These work great early season when you are fishing shallower water.  Say 20 ft down over 40 fow.  I’ll mostly use copper from now till Labor Day.   If there is an upwelling and the fish are closer to the surface I’ll try a short core.

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  2. The best solution is to buy a bunch of clipper releases and sleeve them and add a nut/bolt to add weight.  You need a heavier release.  These work best if you use the same backing or line on all your rods as you have to adjust the release for the diameter of the line.  I have the same issue as you using the scottys with the shower curtain ring.  I let a rod out on one side then do one on the other and do turns.  They will move out a few feet at a time with the slack.  I also pull a few feet of planer line in and then let it snap back out (by hand).  It's a PIA.  Ultimately replacing your tow lines with power pro and using the clippers is the best way to go.  I only do a handful of trips for browns.  And might run one copper off each side the rest of the year.  So I haven't upgraded my tow line or releases.  But have been on boats that did and it's night/day difference.  

  3. Leader length depends on your trolling speed.  An 18 is going to run better at a slower speed than a 24.  I tend to troll about 2.5-2.8 sog.  And most of my rigs are tied with a flasher length about 22-25.  This week I was running them 15 ft behind the ball.

  4. It's not pine sol...its listerine.  Put it in a spray bottle diluted a little.  Works for about 10 minutes.  The bugg spray works for a little while and then I keep getting bit.  Thermacell works if it's not windy and covers any area not susceptible to ventilation.  Thick socks and long pants are the only thing that works imo.  I try to mop up any blood and guts asap.  I think the smell draws them in.  And I'll put a few pumps from the listerine mixture down.

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