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    Default Shrimp Pot Buoys? What style/size/color do you like/use ??

    I getting ready to order buoys for the coming season and i thought i'd see what most of you guys like. I'm going to be stocking some of the "low drag" style buoys this year, i've used them and when you go to pull them into the boat they just skate across the water and don't try to dig in like the round/ball shaped buoys. They will be good for less drag on the buoyline but might not work so well for the guys hauling with the ring & buoy set ups for hauling anchors or pots. I'll have plenty of A-2 size in the standard red & orange colors along with a few other colors.
    This is the new low drag style, aprox 12"x 23" & they float aprox 70lbs
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    Standard A-2 style, aprox 14"diameter & they float aprox 56lbs.
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    Hey Steve whats your take on the low drag buoy on the end of the net? Some guys like them I was just wondering if you think i need to order a couple.

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    I used them on & off over the years and they seem to work fine, was tuff to get used to the longer shape at first but after awhile all was good. I want to rig up radio controlled "towboat" to hold a hook in the end of the gear, maybe disguise it as one of these buoys??? I'll have the low drags at the shows or you can always stop by the potbarn if you need some.
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    all i use anymore is the LD2 in like a bright green. mostly cause alot of pple around juno use the a2 so its easier for me to pick em out, i alse think they have less drag in the water where there is alot of current.

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    I use the A2 in orange and like them. Never had any problems with them so is drag problem something folks encounter with a puller?

    As a boater I can't stand the green and especially the white. In any kind of chop they're tough to see and especially in low light. I've run right up on them before and not seen them until the last minute. The orange stands out alot better.

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    I also like the LD buoys. They also work just fine for buoy pulling.
    I got a pot puller now though so no more buoy pulling for me but I used to pull my crab pots with a LD buoy.
    The only problem I had was the day I got aa 30#+ cod and a 20#+ cod in the same pot on top of over 100 crabs.
    Wasn't sure I would get the pot back but we managed to finally get it up.

    BTW whats one of those LD2 buoys go for these days?
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    What he said.

    Quote Originally Posted by patrickL View Post
    I use the A2 in orange and like them. Never had any problems with them so is drag problem something folks encounter with a puller?

    As a boater I can't stand the green and especially the white. In any kind of chop they're tough to see and especially in low light. I've run right up on them before and not seen them until the last minute. The orange stands out alot better.

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