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  1. #1
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    Stacker Release ?

    looking for opinions on a stacker release that won't damage coated down rigger cable ? I searched and found a thread, but couldn't come up with a common denominator ?

    Is there a popularity pole for this issue ?
    Smitty

    "SAM-R-EYE"
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    I know some people use elastics ... not sure about coated cable though, but I thought the elastic might be more gentle on the coating?

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    You might consider Off Shore's OR-2 stacker release that has rubber pads. I don't think it would abraid your coated downrigger cable. https://www.offshoretackle.com/OR2.html
    Grey Beard


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Beard View Post
    You might consider Off Shore's OR-2 stacker release that has rubber pads. I don't think it would abraid your coated downrigger cable. https://www.offshoretackle.com/OR2.html
    I used those when I stacked. You just need to remove the pinch pad from the rigger wire before it gets to the rigger pulley. As I recall, the advertised method was that the rigger pulley would knock the pinch pad off the rigger wire as it came up. That really wasn't the case. The pinch pads wouldn't damage a coated wire.

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    I don't know if they would damage the coated cable but you might want to check out the chamberlain stacker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherman51 View Post
    I don't know if they would damage the coated cable but you might want to check out the chamberlain stacker.
    I tried the Chamberlin Stacker, It won't lock on to the cable. The cable diameter is to big.
    Smitty

    "SAM-R-EYE"
    Crestliner Phantom 196 SST Evinrude 150XP--9.9 kicker

  7. #7
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    I have a Scotty stop bead on my cables 10 ft. above the ball with a Blacks release sliding on the cable between the downrigger ball and the bead. A few drops of super glue helps keep the bead in place.

    Water pressure from the boat moving forward and loading the rod keeps the Blacks release against the bottom of the stop bead, lures stay 10 ft. apart. Once released, it will slide down the cable to the weight.

    Add a length of planer board line or string approx. a foot long on the downrigger boom with a loop at the bottom hanging down. Clip the stacker release in the loop to hold it up while you set the lower rod. I like the Scotty pinch releases, so I have the Blacks slider held shut with a small zip tie, and clip the leader from the pinch pad release in the Blacks.

    No problems with coated cables.
    Jim S.
    Braddocks Bay, N.Y.

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