stoneam2006

Rigger questions

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Hey guys few questions.

 

1) does the ball mount directly to cable clip or do I use a snubbed or anything else?

 

2) I have cannon uni troll 5 is there a way to tell how much weight I can use? Currently have 10 and 5 pound weights

 

3) is there any tips I should know about using them?

 

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We use a snubber between the ball and cable for two reasons, but first here's the entire setup, cable end-speed/depth probe-snubber- ball.

 

The reason we do it that way is if anything will break due to a hang up, it'll be the snubber, and at least you don't lose the probe.

 

But it also helps in waves, to take some stress of the gunwale.

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With a manual rigger like unitroll 5 you don't need a snubber unless you want to use it as a "break away".  Snubbers come into play with high speed electrics to take away shock from rapid stop.   With a manual just wind slower as you near top.  You might use 5lb weight fishing shallow and slow.  Most of the time you'll want to use 10lb when fishing deeper for less blowback.  Best way to get used to riggers is to get on water and run them.

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Awesome guys thank you. I think I will run snubber just in case I snag being so new. Appreciate the info

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Forget the snubber.  The 5 should have a clutch in the crank.  Just tighten the handle until weight stays where you want it & no more.  (run the 10...I run a 14 with no problem)

 

Tom B.

(LongLine)

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Ok I see what you mean if it snags it will just pull past clutch

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I don't care what kind of riggers you have, Snubber is ALWAYS better than none. WAY easier on your equipment. Not worried about snagging on bottom, but once you have used Snubbers you will see a big difference, especially in 3'+ waves. Takes lots of the bounce out.

 

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Ok snubbers it is seems like nothing to loose and I have them...if I'm out in 3 foot waves I have bigger issues than my riggers lol

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Ok snubbers it is seems like nothing to loose and I have them...if I'm out in 3 foot waves I have bigger issues than my riggers lol

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I don't know what the life of a snubber is but I buy new ones every year. A lot of money hanging off the and their cheap.


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I don't know what the life of a snubber is but I buy new ones every year. A lot of money hanging off the and their cheap.


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Good point...thanks will get some new ones....ant specific length or anything?

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I run the big john heavy's. I have used scottys but their clip doesn't fit it some balls.


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