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I got Capt Morgans trolling plans from him last week and just have a few questions. One is whether or not the dummy lines are just hooked straight to the boat or whether he has rods for them?? The second question is whether he is using boards at all or not. I have a smaller boat and dont have the 4/6 or 5/7 rod holder spot. That said i normally do run boards so i was thinking i would take these rods and put them on the boards and put them in my leaning post holders. what does do you guys think?
 

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Drop Wayne a B-,mail.He is very generous with tips :thumbup:.
I think he trolls with just one board - loves to confuse other boaters :D.
Most dummy lines are tied to the boat - the spring acts as a shock absorber - similar to a rod.
 

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Skip,

I have sent him a email back about the board question. I figured i would get a quick response from the dummy line one. My big question is the 4/6 and 5/7 placements for me.

Side note, You have any trips planned in the near future you would like some HO on? I got two possibly if you have room.

Keith
 

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Skip is correct. Just one planer board--port side so you can watch the lines while driving. Dummy lines hooked directly to the boat--he's got capital L shaped holders that go into rod holders that are right behind the cabin (both sides).
 

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Capt Wayne runs his dummy lines from an extension he had made that sets in a vertical rod holder, extends the dummy line out about 2 ft from the gunnel.
If possible I'd try to keep the 4,5,6,7 rods as close to inline with the boat as you can. The idea being that a fish that shys from the boat will dive and then come back up as soon as danger has passed, right into your baits....board rods do the same to the side.
No harm done if you have no other alternative but the weight on the 6,7 rods might be excessive for boards.
He usually runs one board, reason is he can turn faster to double back on fish......a lot of Bay Captains do the same. Ive also seen a few who run a short planer on one side and a long one on the other for the same reason.
 

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You mention using springs on your dummy lines, I tried them in years past & found them to be Unsatisfactory---The set up I use is 6/o Senators mounted on washboards , & a Stainless Removable 2' rod mounted in a Socket with a large Brass snap mounted on the end with a large ring --Dummy line Stored on reel,is weedwacker line with a large snapswivel Crimped on the end , this is placed into snap ----Dummy line Leader is 100# mono with Large Weight & another 28 oz inline in center of Leader --Reel drag is adjusted based upon size of fish Anticipated --Fish On , gives for a Loud resounding noise from line pulled from large reel , Springs dont lead to noise Alarm & has no line storage Capabilites --geo.
 

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Capt. George....I like your dummy line setup, trying to figure out how to duplicate it on the Parker.....a little tight room-wise......might need a bigger boat!
 

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Wayne also puts a bell attached to the spring for an alarm. A small fish won't sound the alarm but that's true for being at the end of a trolling rod as well.
 
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