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Amish Outfitters Planer Clips

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Anybody using these planer clips?  The design seems simple and effective.  Has anybody used them pulling copper successfully?  My concern is the rubber bands popping from the slot prematurely. 

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no need for rubber bands. some guys permanently thread them onto the tow line thru the small metal ferring. i just clip them into the slot each time. it helps if you have the same backer for all of your long lines so you dont have to keep readjusting them.

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can you run copper with them?  On my buddies boat if we are pulling 400 copper with large paddles and flies we sometimes have to use 3 rubber bands to avoid false releases.  Can these clips tighten down enough to retain the rubber bands?

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i have run 600 copper off them with no issues. just snap the braid thru the beaks. adjust them until there is a good snap. similar to the feeling of resistance of flossing your teeth. no rubber bands

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Joe has the right idea, they weren't originally designed for use with rubber bands to start with . If your going to use rubber bands with them you might as well just use shower curtain rings and be done with it.

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you will have to "twist" the braid 6-8 times before you snap the loop thru the clip beaks. same as you would a blacks release on a downrigger

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So I ordered some of the Amish Clippers, and a few of the Scotty Mini Powers as well.  the Clippers are definitely cheaper.  It would cost me twice as much to buy 100 of the Scottys.  Well see what works I guess.

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My Clipper releases arrived today. I’m trying to adjust them. I’m using a feeler gauge 0.005 and trying three different rubber bands that I also purchased from Amish Outfitters. 

 

Im guessing I won’t know which rubber bands I need until I try them out?  It will depend on what I’m pulling correct?  Leadcore and stickbaits vs deep divers vs flasher/fly?

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