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What size weights are you guys running

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I just got two brand new Cannon mag 10 STX riggers for my new boat . I want to get some heavier weights and I'm wondering what you guys are running. The book says the Cannons will handle 20 lb weights but I don't want to do that and Bernie's things up within a few years. What do you guys recommend. Also where do I find torpedo weights and what are the best weights to run. I've been using 12 lb rubber coated Cannon Downrigger balls for years and want to go bigger

 

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16 pound seems plenty heavy enough. We run riggers down to and slightly over 100 feet often. Using 16 on the probe and 13 on the others makes the blowback consistent. Been running 16s on my Cannons HS for years.

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I run 12 cannon balls to start the season. Once the bite goes deep I switch them over to 15# sharks. I own the same riggers and run them with no issues.

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I like trout mans torpedoes the best bang for your buck, they track excellent and you can get away with less weight to achieve the same results. Not saying the sharks but the round ball and the rubber coated fish and pancakes. Those styles but bikini bottom shark weight & shark weights and troutmans torpedoes are on the same plane just different prices for their own bling looks. I’m a no thrills guy that believes my presentation is what I want the fish to see so my choice is troutmans torpedoes. Plus I hang the torpedo from the tail loop to bounce bottom when fishing Lakers, works pretty sweet. I’m certainly not going to drag a $100.00 weight across the bottom of LakeO. LOL

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Troutman87 also known as Harvey O’ Harra Ph# 607-535-2390 Hope he still has some for ya!!

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On August 4, 2018 at 6:02 PM, pap said:

Troutman87 also known as Harvey O’ Harra Ph# 607-535-2390 Hope he still has some for ya!!

X2 on his weights. You won't be disappointed. 

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X4

I just got 3 new torpedoes from him .

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12lb sharks


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I bought 16 # torpedos from Harvey ( troutman87 ) and have never looked back. Great product from a great guy


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Talked to Harvey yesterday after reading this thread. Was looking for advice on DR weights. Two 16# on the way.

Thanks guys!

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15lb Torpedo or Shark weights are what we use 85% of the time. We will sometimes run 20lb sharks.

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Over the years I've used various size weights. One thing I always do is if I'm running all 4 downriggers,

the two at the stern get weights a couple of pounds lighter than the ones ahead of them. That way

the extra blowback on the rear balls gives more separation and less foul-ups.

 

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