Well, the family & I just got back from a week in Ketchikan. My mom hired a guide boat for salmon fishing one day & I soaked up as much knowledge as I could from the couple who operated the boat. One of the more interesting tidbits for me was how close y'all run the line from the downrigger - just 15 feet or less. When I'm using downriggers in Texas, we typically drop the line back 50 to 100 feet when trolling for king mackerel etc.
Anyways, what I was wondering is if anyone has ever tried a variation of a downrigger release where the flasher is incorporated into the release line, with the clip at the tail end of the flasher. The reason I'm wondering about this is that the flasher places alot of drag on the line when fighting the fish & appears to give them something to lever against & pull the hook.
If it's a stupid idea, just let me know why ... thanks all!