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Scotty 1073 Laketroller

Scotty 1073 Laketroller 1

The unit is well-built and provides sturdy enough support for a 3-4 lb. weight. The holder can be mounted sideways against the gunnel just like Scotty’s popular rod holders, so it is very convenient. However, if you have an aluminum boat and mount directly to the side, the motor vibrations can transfer directly down the cable and create a strange buzzing noise. I had no problems with the braking. In fact, you can tighten the nut just enough to hold the weight while still keeping it loose enough to crank up or down. The biggest drawback on this unit is the large drag angle resulting from the small weight. At 2.5 mph I had a hard time getting the ball to ride below 12-16 feet (as seen on my depth finder). The water friction and lure friction just want to push the weight up and you can easily see the cable angle expand as you lower the weight or pull a heavier lure. Sometimes the weight would drag too far behind the boat and would disappear from the fish finder. Light, lip less lures performed the best, but you need to keep them close to the line release. I think …

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Scotty 1050-MP Masterpack

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This is the best portable downrigger on the market. It mounts easily to the rail on the back of the boat and works great! Perfect size for my skiff. With the mount included I have no worries about it falling overboard. Works great! Was the combo I needed, works great, and was priced right. Works fine! 1st mine did come complete with clamp and rod holder. I needed light, compact, versatile, rugged and quick detach. Specifically for a motorized 16 ft canoe targeting lake trout down to 80 feet. The design of this unit allows mounting close to the center line of a canoe using a modified thwart. The horizontal spool allows either side use controlled from fore or aft. The result is 2 people can stack releases and troll deep out of a canoe hassle free. Heads up to Kayak users. With a base mounting point this should work on a Yak. Very useful on those NO MOTOR lakes. Slick working unit. Scotty 1050 Depthmaster Masterpack includes an adjustable, boom-mounted Rod Master II Rod Holder and is rigged with a Quick-slide 1010 deck mounting bracket and a portable #1021 Clamp Mount. Features include a 23 inch, 3/4 inch in …

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Scotty 1085 Strongarm

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Bought this and added it to the fishing gear arsenal on my boat. Works great!! Had it out the other day! I was using a 6 lb weight (sold separately) and bought the 9″ gimble mount for it (also sold separately) and it was perfect! Best price anywhere, super! Does this come with any type of mounting bracket? No, just a piece that mounts on your bracket for attaching downrigger. I use gimble mounts. Just purchased a swivel mount for gimble on side of boat with kicker. Have 2 30″ downriggers on an Arima. Need swivel mount for kicker side for adequate engine clearance. Scotty Manual Downriggers include an automatic brake with the most disk brake surface on the market. In the event of a bottom hang-up, it will pay-out to avoid losing gear. A high speed one foot per turn spool coupled with the extra leverage extension handles makes cranking a breeze. Fully adjustable rod holders. Strong stainless steel boom. Fully adjustable descent speed – 5 ft/min to over 300 ft/min. Spray-protected, positive-drive depth counter.

Scotty 1091 Longarm

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This downrigger seems to be well built. Materials seem sturdy and build quality is good. The only thing I wasn’t happy about was the packaging. Item was shipped in its box which had damage. Fortunately the downriggers itself showed no damage. Came with mounting hardware easy to install – works great. Scotty Manual Downriggers include an automatic brake with the most disk brake surface on the market. In the event of a bottom hang-up, it will pay-out to avoid losing gear. A high speed one foot per turn spool coupled with the extra leverage extension handles makes cranking a breeze. Fully adjustable rod holders. Strong stainless steel boom. Fully adjustable descent speed – 5 ft/min to over 300 ft/min. Spray-protected, positive-drive depth counter.