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Old 24-07-2016, 14:46   #31
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Re: Trolling from sailboat

I worked on a sailing fishing boat. She was a 50 foot ketch rigged troller chasing Albacore off the NZ Coast called Sunniva.

We had eleven lure out at once, eight from the mizzen outriggers, one whisky line from the mizzen mast, and two short lines on downriggers from the fwd outriggers.

Lines were heavy 5mm (or so) green nylon braid with heavy short steel traces and very strong unbarbed hooks so we could unhook the fish quick and get the line back in.

We used hydraulic haulers and sometimes had all four haulers running full time, with the other lines full of fish as well. Quicker we could clear them the more fish we could catch before the school disappeared.

Certainly a rod and real would have been a useless thing onboard for us, far to slow, and far to weak, the force the fish hit our hooks would often rip half their face away. But we never lost a line.

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Old 03-08-2016, 03:28   #32
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Re: Trolling from sailboat

Can anyone please tell me how I attach these outrigger release clips to a Cuban yoyo setup on the pushpit.
I have seen several articles that say to use these to provide a relaxation loop so that the yoyo hangs down whilst trolling. When something takes the lure these snap out and the yoyo pulls out vertical to indicate a strike.
I cannot for the life of me work out how I incorporate this between the yoyo and pushpit.
Any help please!? Thank you.
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