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I Thought I would share this new rigger weight that just got released from POW Casting. I was so impressed that I had to buy 2 of them. They are 10lbs weights. I really like the narrow profile and they are made in Canada. Cant wait to try them this weekend.

 

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No Just a happy customer I'm more of a reader then a poster. I was reluctant to post this. For my first post but I was to excited not to share my new rigger weights.

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Nice looking weight . I've chatted with the owner on another forum seems like a good guy. Made in kitchener or Cambridge I belive . I just can't spend 75 on a weight I buy used and on clearance .

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They look good but do rigger weights actually attract fish? I think practicality is #1 when talking rigger weights. Terry makes a good point with tracking.

 

Side note, their website could use some TLC. The store (https://powcasting.ca/index.php?action=store) actually gives a red flag to which I had to manually add a security exception.

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They look good but do rigger weights actually attract fish? I think practicality is #1 when talking rigger weights. Terry makes a good point with tracking.

 

Side note, their website could use some TLC. The store (https://powcasting.ca/index.php?action=store) actually gives a red flag to which I had to manually add a security exception.

 

Weights absolutely attract fish, especially the sharks.. I've had lakers hit the canonballs, so they must be doing something :)

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They look pretty cool but i have had issue with fish and pancake shaped weights in the past, on rough days or when fishing near other boats where tighter turns may be necessary they like to cross. When 2 rigger weights get tangled it is a nightmare to sort out, ill stick to my balls thanks?

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They look pretty cool but i have had issue with fish and pancake shaped weights in the past, on rough days or when fishing near other boats where tighter turns may be necessary they like to cross. When 2 rigger weights get tangled it is a nightmare to sort out, ill stick to my balls thanks

 

Yup, my go to weight was a plain , unpainted lead, traditional, 12 pound lead cannonball with a stub of a fin.

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They look pretty cool but i have had issue with fish and pancake shaped weights in the past, on rough days or when fishing near other boats where tighter turns may be necessary they like to cross. When 2 rigger weights get tangled it is a nightmare to sort out, ill stick to my balls thanks

 

Sounds like your weights aren't heavy enough.

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I have a pair of Ridgeback rattlers...some days there the ony thing in the boat that catches fish no intrest till they go down then the screen lights up.

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Sounds like your weights aren't heavy enough.

You could be right bill, the heaviest we have ever fished was 12 lbers but most were 10lb.

We started with manuals and could have cranked in 20s if we needed but when we got an old set of electric big johns they struggled with the 12s so we just fished the 10s.

We have never tangled once using balls.

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Weights absolutely attract fish, especially the sharks.. I've had lakers hit the canonballs, so they must be doing something :)

 

I've had lakers and nooks attack my cannonballs as well.

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Weights absolutely attract fish, especially the sharks.. I've had lakers hit the canonballs, so they must be doing something :)

 

 

I've had lakers and nooks attack my cannonballs as well.

 

Then perhaps I'll camouflage my cannonballs. I want them fish hitting a HOOK!

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May ball is old. Beat up, pounded on,smacked around and dragged up Innisfil beach road. Still works just fine. :Gonefishing:

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My ball is old. Beat up, pounded on,smacked around and dragged up Innisfil beach road. Still works just fine. :Gonefishing:

and hows your downrigger weight

lol

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May ball is old. Beat up, pounded on,smacked around and dragged up Innisfil beach road. Still works just fine. :Gonefishing:

 

You really shouldn't abuse you balls like that. :whistling:

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I just bought a used boat and it has a manual downrigger on it. I've never used a downrigger before. From what I have read, a 10 lb ball is the one to buy first.

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I just bought a used boat and it has a manual downrigger on it. I've never used a downrigger before. From what I have read, a 10 lb ball is the one to buy first.

 

Yep, it's all you need.

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