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    Default Deep water Release, Cheap & easy.............

    I bought this S.S. Halibut spreader bar for less than $4 at BJís, in less than 2 minutes at home I cut off one end, bend it down and sharpened it. Had it out last week and deep water leased 5-6 fish, it worked great, I just poked the sharp end thought their bottom lip and sent them down!....found it takes a 3 pound weight to get a average fish down tho!

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    More weight is better, I had a yellow eye floating tail up when I did not use enough weight. I would just rig up 5 lbs on there and keep it. I am thinking about using a downrigger ball next time. Other than that it look good.
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    Looks like a good setup. I wished I'd ordered a pair of the shelton tools vs. buying the tool that B&J sells. The problem with the one they sell is many times the clamp will slip off the lips before you send the fish down and if you have any current it'll end up quickly floating out of arms reach.

    The 3# weight seems to be the ticket as we've sent several quillbacks down to the their home this season and it seems to go pretty quickly. Just wish I could justifiy a dedicated rod w/ an electric reel for the return trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Looks like a good setup. I wished I'd ordered a pair of the shelton tools vs. buying the tool that B&J sells. The problem with the one they sell is many times the clamp will slip off the lips before you send the fish down and if you have any current it'll end up quickly floating out of arms reach.

    The 3# weight seems to be the ticket as we've sent several quillbacks down to the their home this season and it seems to go pretty quickly. Just wish I could justifiy a dedicated rod w/ an electric reel for the return trip.
    Poorman's electric reel. I have these on my reels and use a battery drill to reel them up.

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    Great idea for the release!! Thanks, have to spread the rep.
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