Luxon-maglip trolling planner

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  1. murdermittenkid

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    Does anyone still use these? heard they were pretty popular back in the day. The gentleman I bought them from said he used these and Jplugs for kings on PM lake. I like the idea of less weight because I use cannon mini troll DRs.
    Can’t find much info online, mostly old eBay listings.
     
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    I have no experience with them. But if you are trying to get down to a depth with a fixed amount of wire out, straight weight or a planing diver will pull just as hard. For instance if you want to run 100 feet deep with 115 feet of cable for blowback, it does matter what is causing the ball to stay down, the tension in the wire will be the same.

    If you want less load on your downriggers, you need to put up with more wire out and much more blowback using a lighter ball or other device.
     

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    I was hoping to find a dive chart for size 4. I just bought 2 8lb finned cannon balls off of a forum member yesterday. I have a small boat and like the idea of keeping everything smaller and light weight. I don’t have plan on fishing deeper than 30-35ft
     

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    4 pound balls will get you down 30-35 feet no problem.
     
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    :yeahthat: This is why I don't swim anymore.
     
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    Hahahaha. now that’s funny I don’t care who ya are