New to Downriggers. Release Question.
I just bought a Walker electric downrigger. I have very little experience with DRs and I am going to have a few questions. First, the DR came with a combination terminator/release that I'm not sure about. I was looking for info and came across the attached picture. It shows the fishing line wrapping around itself a few times after passing through the release. That seems like an odd way to do it, but I was wondering if anyone had tried this method with success or if you might have other suggestions. I have used pad releases with my planer boards and like how simple they are. There appear to be many different options for releases and I'm just wondering what other people prefer. Thanks in advance!
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