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I purchased a downrigger and never used it,this year is going to be different!
Anybody got any valuable tips hints or general advice on the best way to use one of these things?
Hope to get some good advice!
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I put one on my boat this year as an experement. I have only used it once so not much to report as yet but watch this space.

Hope to use it around rocks to fish a lure deep as well as livebaiting.
 

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I made one out of of a butt section of a boat rod, & used an old Penn Senator 6/0 loaded with 50lb Dacron, attached to the dacron (by piercing two holes in it) was a piece of plastic tubing the right size to accept a Zip Slider (end-on), & of course a 2lb lead!
Through the Zip Slider "safety pin" clip I thread my reel line, which is stopped by a bead at the Zip Slider, when a fish takes the bait, the reel-line pulls out of the Zip Slider giving me direct contact to the fish on 20lb braid with no weight, brill.
Works brilliantly for plaice with an attractor spoon in fast tides
 
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