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Old 24-12-2016, 01:54   #1
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Bite alarm

Good morning all ,

I would to install a bite alarm for my trolling/towing lines , but I don't seem to find the right one(s).
Depending on the sea state , wind & waves the forces on the trolling line vary , is there a make that can handle these fluctuations ?
It just that I don't want to get one fake alarm after the other you see.
Are there boaters ( sailors) who use these alarms for lets say tuna fishing ?
If yes , what kind please ?


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Old 24-12-2016, 03:23   #2
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Re: Bite alarm

The sound of our drag clicker is our alarm. We set our drag tight enough so a Tuna/dolphin/ wahoo will set the hook into itself, but the drag needs to light enough so once the hook is set it can pull line. We hear the reel screaming from anywhere on the boat usually.

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Old 24-12-2016, 05:06   #3
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Re: Bite alarm

The tuna jig boats use bells with spring loaded strikers. Tuna pulls the line, trips the striker, and BONG.

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Old 24-12-2016, 13:19   #4
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Re: Bite alarm

I rig a flat line using rubber bands. Lead line from tip of rod down to wire hook Ive installed on trolling rod near reel (or other suitable attachent point). Put rubber band (or 2 depening on conditions) on line and attachment point. On strike, band breaks, line goes tight to set the hook and clicker on reel sounds. Line going high provides a visual cue too.

You can use down rigger clips to do the same thing.
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Re: Bite alarm

I use Cuban yo-yos, up to 5 at a time. Because the yo-yos hang inside the rail, when there is a hit and the release clips pop, they bang loudly on the rail. Never missed a strike.
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my bite alarm is the slipknot loop disappearing.... fish on, and then into boat, hand overhand mexican style,. no muss no fuss no broken equipment. and i get dinner every time.

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