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Hey guys planning on buying 2 new riggers in the future . My boat is a 19 fter. Curious in between the mag 10 stx or Scotty. Not sure which Scotty if I went that route. Opinions???

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If you decide to go with scottys I would recommend the older style with the mechanical counters. Pretty much bullet proof. Also the extendable boom and the swivel base gives you all the flexibility you will ever need

https://johnssportinggoods.com/product/downriggers/scotty-downriggers/electric-downrigger/scotty-downrigger-1116/

 

https://johnssportinggoods.com/product/downriggers/scotty-downriggers/electric-downrigger/scotty-downrigger-1106/

 

Good luck with your decision

 

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Go with Magnum Metalz. Plastic is for panfish. (Their motto-don’t kill me).

 

 

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I think they are all good now. Its all preferences. Cannon are easier to use scotty lifetime warranty. Its all budget and what you want to spend. I had both on my last boat. Preferred the cannon auto stop but liked the scotty speed. 

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I am happy with my Scotty ! Not sure about the "grumpy " with its plastic !

Scotty also gives back and they stand behind their product !

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I’m happy with my Scottys also. Be aware they take up a little more room because the spool is horizontal not vertical like others. If you go with Scotty get the boom mount rod holder which keeps the size down.

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I like my cannons but if I ever bought new riggers again, I would seriously consider the magnum metalz.

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I agree, they’re all good!


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After talking with the guy at the show , magnums Metalz will be my choice if I go new . 

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On 9/17/2020 at 6:56 PM, hookedupf7 said:

Hey guys planning on buying 2 new riggers in the future . My boat is a 19 fter. Curious in between the mag 10 stx or Scotty. Not sure which Scotty if I went that route. Opinions???

 

Personally I am a Cannon fan but I know just as many guys that love their Scottys. Also check out a couple of new players to the game Traxtech and Magnum Metals. 

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The Magnum metal for the money are hard to beat. Price is right, compact design and all metal construction would make for a good choice.

 

I have Traxstech on my boat and wouldn't trade them for any other. They have none of the issues that are mentioned about other manufactures and many additional and useful functions. Every fisherman who has been on my boat and used them seems to agree. The big downside is the price tag.

 

As others have said they are all good today it just comes down to what features and specifics that are important to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Titanium Finish makes my black boat pop!


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How is the service and support from the Magnum Metalz? I'll be buying new riggers this winter as well. I've had Scotty's which I liked and their customer service is impossible to beat, but I don't like the footprint they take up.

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Excellent. You actually talk to the guy that builds them...lol

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The magnum metal downrigger looks like an old Walker  downrigger....

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The boat I'm looking at now has 4 Cannon downriggers already, if it didn't I would have ordered those Magnum Metal

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The Magnum motors can pull a 20 lb. ball like a 4lb.....and no breaker popping half way up.

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And they are quiet and have very little amp draw.


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