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Old 10-06-2016, 01:42 PM
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Any pics or info on how you Ranger guys are setting up for trolling musky?

I have a couple good ideas just want to see what others have done.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:37 AM
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Nobodies responding to ya, not even you know who, so I'll give ya my thoughts fwiw.

Considering most guys run 100# test with the drags locked down, I'd run some sort of track system, like this.

http://shop.traxstech.com/Mounting-T...ng-Bars_c5.htm

I'd also make sure I could support the tracks with something like 3/16" aluminum plate under the gunnel.

Running at 3-5 mph and no drag, 100# or even 65# test and you get snagged or hit that 50+" fish your going to put tremendous strain on them rod holders, and the gunnel.

Over kill in this case is a good thing.

Some just screw the rod holders to the gunnel, probably ok if you trade boat in every year or two, nothing I'd do with a boat I was going to keep.

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Old 10-10-2016, 10:37 AM
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Any pics or info on how you Ranger guys are setting up for trolling musky?

I have a couple good ideas just want to see what others have done.

No pictures... but I use rail mounts and Folbe rod holders. I troll supermodels fast and cranks up to 21 inches and have never had an issue in any kind of weather.
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:48 AM
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I really like these, they are kind of spendy, but built like tanks.

https://www.ciscofishingsystemsltd.c...e-(dipsy)-5128
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