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If I recall....this was made by Roemer Releases and was called a Liberator.   And I believe it was for fixed sliders.....

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They are used with dropper balls. You could put a small ball, 4 oz up to 16 oz on your line. When a fish hit the pin pulled out and the ball would drop free of your line and you could fight the fish without the weight. Not exactly environmentally friendly or economical. I still have several and I think I still have the original instructions on my boat. I have them but never used them.

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The red thing is a big jon jettison release. The wire must be some aftermarket add on to attach it to something. I've never used them but they were designed for drop weights. Years ago , Capt. John Oravec came up with a way to use them to modify a dipsey into a slide diver, years before "slide divers" came on the market.

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Hey Tim do you know if Oravec is still around? I used to fish right near him a lot (night fishing ) at the south end of Canandaigua Lake...back in the 70's and early 80's... haven't heard his name in years and years.

 

Les

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Yup. A jettison release. Good for your thumper rig if you want a long leader.

Also for bouncing bottom with 1# ball for bottom hugging staging kings with a j plug .

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