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Planer board for drifting ? #13482058 03/21/20 11:33 PM
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Thinking about making a couple of simple planer boards for shallow water drifting
to widen my spread. Any one ever tryed this ?

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Re: Planer board for drifting ? [Re: lamar44] #13482087 03/21/20 11:50 PM
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I been known to planer board from time to time. When going shallow you gotta keep a short line between your board and your rig so you cut down on snags. I also go with 1.5 oz instead of the usual 2oz slinky when shallow and this also helps minimize snags. My buddies can’t believe some of the areas I drag with seldom snags. I prefer to anchor shallow but I will pull my boards through there if If fish are scattered and I can’t find anything worth anchoring on.


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Re: Planer board for drifting ? [Re: lamar44] #13482184 03/22/20 12:59 AM
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I been making some drift weights from 1/4 " rope about 6" long . Pull the center core out fill the outer braid
with #8 shot melt the ends and your good to go. You can grag these things through all most any thing.

Re: Planer board for drifting ? [Re: lamar44] #13482216 03/22/20 01:19 AM
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Been using those for 10 yrs amigo. We call em slinky weights. I use a 1.5 oz when I’m shallow.


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Re: Planer board for drifting ? [Re: lamar44] #13482342 03/22/20 03:10 AM
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Yes, Sir they do a good job.

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