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Hey I'm looking at making a downrigger for trolling for trout, but more importantly anchoring up for shad. Are downriggers still possible to use on anchor? I think it'd be great it to be able to pull out of the downrigger and fight shad with a trout pole and no weight. Thanks, TOC.
 

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Perhaps one of the inline weight release Gizmo's would be more appropriate. You know the thing that is spring loaded and when the fish hits it the weight falls off.
 

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Gutz- I saw those in Cabelas, and unless I misunderstood, I believe that you loose the lead completely when you get a fish on? The concept seems nice, but when fishing for shad, it seems as though you would lose lots... and lots of lead. Correct me if I'm wrong there, I thought about those but decided against them. Thanks for the help.
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