Scotty 1099 Compact Depthpower electric downrigger
- compact size
- limited Lifetime Warranty
- stainless steel boom
- swivel base is extra
Scotty Electric downriggers are awesome! Well worth the money.I’ve always had Scotty hand cranker’s. Once you go electric you’ll never go back.
So far, very good. easy to learn how to use and so much better than the hand operated ones. Used them 3 times without a problem.
Box was beat. I hope it works fine.
Still working on installing the downrigger due to the fact you need to install a 30 amp inline fuse which is not included with the product. Since it needs to be marine grade, you can’t pick one up at the auto parts store. Of course, you don’t know you need it until you’re installing the downrigger. I just ordered the fuse from where else but Scotty, so I may get this thing up and running in a few days.
Additional info. I used the downrigger during an excellent silver run in Puget Sound. I had always been a Penn fan but no longer. I love this downrigger. I’ve fished downriggers for the last 30 years or so and I think I have a pretty good idea on their pluses and minuses. I like fishing alone in my 16′ Lund I’ve owned for 25 years so I need a downrigger that is a one man operation. After netting a number of fish, I had to add a star to my rating. One push is the button the downrigger is up, swung aside, and life is good. Like I said earlier, it puzzles me why Scotty who builds such a fine product wouldn’t include an inline fuse. I have a feeling a bean counter got involved in pricing the product.
This downrigger is AWESOME. It was well worth the price of admission. I had been using hand crank down-riggers for years. No going back now!