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I just bougth a new boat and it has outriggers & downriggers. I want to pull umbrella rigs, are they to heavy for outrigger. I was told umbrella rigs would bend the outriggers and the release clips will not hold. If you know I could use your help.:fishing2:
 

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Umbrellas are tough for outriggers-you might want to try the small 6 arm ones without any extra weights.Aftco roller trollers are good clips for outriggers.The down riggers are better for the umbrellas-use a Blacks downrigger release clip.Set the weight at 20-35'.We set the lures about 40' behind the ball. Skip
 

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I have had really good luck with smaller umbrellas on the inside clips on my outriggers, usually just run a tandem or daisy chain on the outer clips.

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Depending on what riggers you have. If they are rigged with two seperate lines you should be able to at least run the smaller frames from the shorts. Might be a little much for the longs ( tips). Planer boards would be a better bet to get the umbrellas out. With that said my boards will be home opening day...we are using outriggers. I expect it to be a little crowded;)
 

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Also on the downriggers take the cable line off them and spool with spectra or 400 pound mono to reduce sound emissions
 

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So long as you don't try to pull the big 18-24" umbrellas with 16oz+ extra weight you should do fine.

I only pull umbrellas except on my wayback line. I use a variety of sizes from 8" to 24" umbrellas. I used to use outriggers till I started pulling planer boards. I never had problems with my umbrella rigs on the o/r's even using the 12" size.

There are a lot of different umbrella frames out there, but I've found that I prefer the ones that Tyler's sells in Chesapeake Beach.

As far as release clips go, I don't really care for the roller trollers for bay fishing. It doesn't seem like you can put enough tension on them to hold heavy drag baits.

I agree with hd232 on the downrigger line. If you topshot the D/R's with spectra or dacron, you will want to put down some mono backer to prevent the braided line from digging into the D/R spool.
 
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