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I was wanting to get some tips on your ideas and preferences, advantages and disadvantages of trolling with a rod, a planer board on a rod, a down rigger with a planer and a rod....which methods do you guys prefer?
 

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Well, I fish at Buggs from time to time for Striper. I use to use depth colored lead core line with white buck tails or gold spoons...big crank baits. Im starting to do some inshore also at the coast so I would like to buy the most versatile tackle if there is such a thing. Leaning towards a down rigger, with steel line and counter, metal planer.....
 

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You can run a metal planer right off the main line if you are running decent sized reels and main line.
Just depends on how deep you want to go. The shallow planers aren't bad. I've always tied the larger deep planers directly to the boat and hand line those.
Those type planers work real well for spanish dragging a clark spoon fast trolling. It just takes the fun out of fishing to a degree.
The planer does all the work.
 

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Ohh okay. To me inshore means inside the inlet. I would consider that nearshore. Ha. Tons of use for that like you said.
 

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Yeah, I gotcha. Id like to buy a nice down rigger but was wondering what I could get the most use out of. I guess a nice heavy rod and reel with a counter could work too. Then tie a breakaway line from another lighter weight rod and reel to the planer on that rod?? What do you think? I've never used the planers on the line I'm fishing with. There's lots of planers out there. Is it cost that determines uses? may work fine. What about all the drag from the planer when reeling in a fatty?
 
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