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Old 04-03-2020, 10:39 PM
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You have to calibrate your linecounter.
But the calibration is only accurate with that lb test & that mfg line at that same volume of line on the spool, no?

Compare to what I tried to describe with the putting the rod tip on the boat's rear corner, sweep forward to a pre-measured spot on the boat... works for all rods with & without line counters, any line, any mfg, and accounts for line volume changes on spools as they drop over time. That'll get the right amount of line out, minus calibrations for each reel, close to every time. It feels simpler to me (or I just don't troll nearly enough). Producing fish on 25 sweeps, keep on with 25 sweeps.

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Old 04-04-2020, 01:22 AM
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But the calibration is only accurate with that lb test & that mfg line at that same volume of line on the spool, no?

Compare to what I tried to describe with the putting the rod tip on the boat's rear corner, sweep forward to a pre-measured spot on the boat... works for all rods with & without line counters, any line, any mfg, and accounts for line volume changes on spools as they drop over time. That'll get the right amount of line out, minus calibrations for each reel, close to every time. It feels simpler to me (or I just don't troll nearly enough). Producing fish on 25 sweeps, keep on with 25 sweeps.
Your method certainly works for you and i agree pretty accurate. But i calibrate each and every reel. So they are all accurate. Im also setting 8 rods on my boat if i have 3 guys out so I'd much rather look at my little counter than make 200 rod sweeps setting out lines. And if i limit out that's 25 more sweeps times 18, 450 sweeps plus the 200 initial sweeps is 650 sweeps. Think id need rotater cuff surgery after that. Lol
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I was as lucky as one could be when it came to learning walleye trolling. When first starting to visit the BaydeNoc area, I fished with Capt. Ken Lee. Not only a great fisherman/troller, but a generous teacher as well. After moving to the area, I became friends with Kim "Chief" Papineau, RIP, spent many many hours with him. After getting settled into the area, was very fortunate again to strike up lasting friendships with a couple of North Dakota guys that traveled to the area for tournaments. Jim Carroll and Johnnie Candle. Fished a ton of pre fish days with both of them. I had some experience with straight line trolling and salmon fishing, but that bunch schooled me on all the planer board, dive curve, structure, lead core, snap weight etc. stuff that really make up so much of the fine tuning game.
Now I live in Florida, probably 1000 miles from the nearest walleye.
How many years back was it when you fished with Captain Lee ? hes still at it.
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Met Capt Ken and brother Kevin Lee back in the late 90's. Shared a great friendship with both of them for many years. Left the area in 2015. Have our (only) son, daughter in law, and grand daughter living nearby here in Florida, love them and also have some fantastic fishing here, but still miss the UP. Special Place.
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Got the bug a few years back at a Lance Valentine weekend seminar(Walleye 101) at a local boat dealer. Then met Capt. Don, who was a charter captain in the western basin for 35 years and he taught me a LOT. I'm lucky enough to have fishing buddies who know way more about it than I do, plus what I learn on here, OGF, and Capt. YouTube. Can't seem to get enough of it. I've also attended the Walleye Wisdom seminars at Vic's each year .
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